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Drivers impaired by alcohol pose an incredible danger to those and in around New Haven, Connecticut. Unfortunately, impaired driving accidents are not uncommon, and they often result in severe injuries for victims. At Jacobs & Jacobs, we are here to help if you need a New Haven drunk driving accident attorney by your side. We know what it takes to fully investigate motor vehicle accidents and help ensure that you or your loved one recover total compensation for any losses.

How Does Jacobs & Jacobs Approach Drunk Driving Accident Cases?

  • Jacobs & Jacobs was founded in 1918, and has built a reputation for success and excellence when handling complex injury cases.
  • We take a client-centered approach to every case that we handle because we believe that every client is important and deserves respect.
  • We handled New Haven drunk driving accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that clients will owe us no legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.

How Will an Attorney Help a New Haven Drunk Driving Accident Case?

Drunk driving car accident cases are often challenging for injury victims. This is because not only do they have to deal with insurance companies who do not want to pay these claims, but they may also have to deal with law enforcement officials when seeking evidence to prove what happened.

A skilled New Haven drunk driving accident lawyer can use their resources to:

  • Work with law enforcement officials to obtain official copies of citations, field sobriety tests, and blood alcohol content tests.
  • Ensure their client is evaluated by trusted medical and economic professionals who will help calculate total expected losses.
  • Engage in negotiations with aggressive insurance companies in order to obtain fair compensation on behalf of their client.

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Lead to Devastating Injuries

If we look at data available from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository (CTCDR), we can see that there were nearly 3,000 total collisions involving alcohol-impaired drivers during the latest reporting year across the state. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 70 fatal injury crashes
  • 113 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 544 suspected minor injury crashes
  • 471 possible entry crashes

A significant number of all fatal crashes in the state of Connecticut revolve around alcohol-impaired driving. Unfortunately, drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs often travel at high rates of speed and sometimes do not even step on the brakes before a collision occurs.

It is not uncommon for the New Haven drunk driving accident lawyers at Jacobs & Jacobs to help clients who have sustained the following catastrophic injuries in these incidents:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Amputations or crush injuries
  • …and more

What to Do After a New Haven Drunk Driving Accident

Experiencing a motor vehicle accident caused by a drunk driver is a stressful, nerve-wracking endeavor. If you or a loved one is involved in a collision, our New Haven car accident attorneys recommend following these steps:

  1. Remain at the Scene of the Accident: Even if you did not cause a collision, you are legally obligated to stop at the scene of the accident. If your vehicle is still operable, move it to the side of the road or out of the flow of traffic to reduce risk to yourself and other motorists.
  2. Seek Medical Care if Necessary: If you or someone else suffered severe or catastrophic injuries as a result of the car accident, seek immediate medical treatment. By receiving prompt medical care, you have a significantly higher chance of having any injuries identified and properly treated. A delay in medical care may also give insurance companies an opportunity to claim that your injuries are  minor or unrelated to the accident.
  3. Report the Auto Accident to the Police: If you or someone else at the scene can physically call the police, do so. Responding law enforcement officers create incident reports that describe how the car accident occurred, who was at fault, and if any driver(s) involved were intoxicated.
  4. Collect Evidence: If safely possible, take photographs of the accident scene. Record the positions of any vehicles involved, property damaged caused, injuries, debris in the roadway, tire marks on the road, and other pertinent information. Obtain the information of witnesses, if any are nearby. Ensure that you recorded the correct information of the witness by sending them a text message.
  5. Contact Your Roadside Assistance Provider: If you have roadside assistance from a company such as AAA or Progressive, now is a good time to contact them to have your vehicle transported safely to a dealership or auto body shop. Having roadside assistance from a reputable provider can be useful in a number of circumstances, whether you need your vehicle towed after a crash or require a jumpstart.

Contact a New Haven Drunk Driving Accidents Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the actions of an alcohol-impaired driver in New Haven, contact the team at Jacobs & Jacobs for help today. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate every aspect of your car accident. Our car accident attorneys strive to make sure that you have fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage expenses, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a New Haven drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us online for a free consultation or calling us at (203) 777-2300.

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