Drunk Driving Accidents
Victims of drunk driving accidents are almost always people who are following all traffic laws. Sadly, they are harmed by drivers who have made the deplorable decision to drink and drive. The injuries they sustained can last for months, years or, in the worst cases, indefinitely. Drunk driving accident victims and their families need experienced legal help.
At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I provide caring and compassionate legal representation to those who have suffered spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries in Connecticut drunk driving accidents. I also handle wrongful death claims for families who lost a loved one in a fatal accident caused by a drunk driver. With a quarter of a century of experience as a personal injury lawyer, I understand how to obtain justice, closure and accountability from those who are responsible. I will work hard to hold drunk drivers, as well as those who may have provided or served those drivers alcohol, accountable for their actions.
Contact a Stamford drunk driving accident attorney to get the legal representation you deserve. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at my Stamford office at 866-539-5781.
Drunk Driving Accidents And Dramshop Law
At the Law Offices of Wesley M. Malowitz, I will work diligently to pursue any and all claims to provide victims of drunk driving accidents and their families the compensation they deserve. I will fully investigate the circumstances of the accident and will also determine whether there are additional parties who may be accountable for your injuries. This may include those who continued to serve alcohol to drivers who were visibly drunk.
Under Connecticut Dram Shop Act, when someone is injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, it may be possible to pursue a cause of action against the bar, restaurant or another establishment that served alcohol to the offending driver. This is called dramshop liability. It is necessary to prove that there was reason to know that the individual was already intoxicated when the liquor was served. Liquor liability cases are complex and require early notice to the service establishment in order to pursue any claim. Therefore, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is a must.
Legal Help You Need After A Drunk Driving Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, you need serious advocacy from a lawyer who has the skill and experience to protect your rights. Contact me online or by phone at 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110.
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Verdicts & Settlements
36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.
1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.
47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.
34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.
40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.
26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.
24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.
Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.
22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.
Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.
28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.
54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.
CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.
68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.
34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.
80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.
38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.
Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.
$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.
47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.
26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.