Getting into any car accident with another driver is never a good thing, but being involved in an accident that involves a drunk driver almost always makes things worse. Drivers under the influence of alcohol frequently engage in behaviors that make accident consequences more serious, such as driving too fast or crossing the centerline to cause a head-on collision.
If there is anything that might qualify as “good news” about getting into a vehicle collision with a drunk driver, it may be that establishing fault can be easier to prove, and that may also make the other driver’s insurance company (assuming that he or she has insurance) more willing to settle the matter without the need for litigation. But even then you can still experience difficulties, starting with the strong possibility that the insurance company will attempt to low-ball its settlement offer with you, counting on your not being able to know what the most appropriate settlement would be.
The other potential good news is, if you live in Connecticut, that you have the Law Firm of Jacobs & Dow, LLC to represent you in either settlement negotiations or litigation. We have extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, and we know their tactics. This means that we can recognize when an insurance company is trying to get away with settling for too little, so that your best interests are protected.
You can find out more about how we help our clients — and how we can help you — by going to our drunk driving accidents webpage. There, you can also contact us to schedule an initial free consultation to discuss your possible case.