Open: Menu
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP

Phone: 860.266.4278

Toll Free: 877.783.5367

Map & Directions | Contact Us Now
Open: Practice Areas

Impaired driving often tied to Connecticut car accidents

When a fatal car crash occurs, it may be difficult for those who lose loved ones to cope. They may question what could have been done to prevent the loss. Sometimes, those questions have clear answers, such as when a motorist makes the choice to consume an impairing substance before driving. Though authorities regularly advise Connecticut residents about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, many motorists fail to heed those warnings -- with car accidents often being the result. Recently, a man has been accused of causing a fatal crash and authorities say that he was driving under the influence.

The crash happened recently when the accused driver is said to have hit another vehicle from behind. The impact caused both vehicles to drive into the median, where the second car flipped over and hit a cement bridge pillar. The driver of the second car was rushed to a local hospital, but treatment was unsuccessful and he passed away there.

Authorities say that the man who caused the accident was driving under the influence, though there is no word on what exactly the substance was, nor how police arrived at that conclusion. Often in such cases, field sobriety tests are conducted by officers responding to the crash and blood samples are taken. Officials have leveled several charges against the man in this case, including manslaughter.

The family of the man who died in this crash may make the decision to file a civil claim against the man accused. A successfully litigated claim could result in financial compensation that would be useful in covering any unpaid expenses that have resulted due to the crash. Car accidents can often translate to medical bills, funeral costs and other debts. It would be wonderful if no families here in Connecticut ever had to endure the pain of losing a family member in a way that is completely preventable. Until that time, they may wish to know that criminal charges are only one form of seeking justice.

Source: ctpost.com, East Haven motorist charged in fatal Route 8 crash, No author, Feb. 23, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Glastonbury Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-652-4382
Map & Directions

Hartford Office
Hartford Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-522-2490
Hartford Law Office Map

Glastonbury Office
Glastonbury Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
36 School Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-734-0049
Glastonbury Law Office Map

Bristol Office
Bristol Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
747 Stafford Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: 860-261-2226
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-589-5780
Bristol Law Office Map

Hampton Office
East Hampton Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
42 High St
East Hampton, CT 06424

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
East Hampton Law Office Map

Rocky Hill Office
Rocky Hill Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
750 Old Main Street - Suite 304
Rocky Hill , CT 06067

Phone: 860-571-8988
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-571-8975
Map & Directions

Super Lawyers

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.