Connecticut’s Drunk Driving Problem

 

 

 

Connecticut continues to be plagued with a drunk driving problem.  Connecticut ranks among the highest in the country in traffic deaths caused by drunk driving.  39 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2014 were caused by impaired driving in our State.  The U.S. average is 31 percent.  It is unclear as to why Connecticut ranks among the highest in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.  Connecticut has been proactive in discouraging folks from driving while under the influence – DUI checkpoints, enhanced criminal and civil penalties, and media campaigns.  Yet, despite these efforts, drunk driving on our Connecticut roads continues to happen at an alarming rate.  At the end of the day, the responsibility rests with the individual to put away the car keys and take a taxi or Uber home.

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Sabatini and Associates Retained in Connecticut Car Accident Case

We have been retained by a young woman severely injured in a Connecticut car accident.  The injuries were worsened when she was injured in a second car accident.  Since the injuries were worsened by the second accident, the cases are being brought in a single lawsuit.  By bringing the cases in a single lawsuit, a jury will be able to properly allocate the damages between the two cases and thus ensure that our client will be fully compensated for all of her harms and losses.

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Sabatini and Associates Retained in Motorcycle Accident Case

Sabatini and Associates has been retained by a client injured in a Connecticut motorcycle accident.  Our client was riding his motorcycle when a driver failed to remain stopped at stop sign and yield to traffic which had the right-of-way. The driver drove into the intersection and crashed into our client’s motorcycle resulting in significant injuries.

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Not Shoveling the Sidewalk Can Cause Serious Accidents

Not shoveling snow from  your sidewalk can lead to tragic accidents.  Recently, a Connecticut teenager walking to school was forced to leave the sidewalk and walk on the side of the street because the sidewalk was not cleared of snow.  As she walked onto the street, she was hit by a car resulting in a fractured hip.  With the brutal cold, strong winds, and large snowfalls, this Connecticut winter is proving to be one of the toughest winters of recent memory.  It has also been tough on homeowners who have to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice.  But, it is a responsibility that has to be kept.  The consequences of not shoveling the sidewalk can be serious.  Many Connecticut towns and cities require the removal of snow from sidewalks within 24 hours of the snowfall.

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Client Injured in Car Accident Caused by Police Officer

Our client injured in a Hartford, Connecticut car accident when a police officer, while on duty, elected to drive through a red light and crash into our client’s car.  As a result of the collision, our client sustained numerous personal injuries.  All drivers on our Connecticut roads are required to obey the traffic laws and drive safely including police officers.  If a car accident has been caused by the negligence of a police officer, the injured person has the legal  light to pursue a negligence claim against the police officer and the officer’s employer provided that written notice of the claim is filed with the town or city clerk within six (6) months of the accident.

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