Punitive Damages In Reckless And Drunk Driving Accidents
When an auto accident is caused due to driver negligence, victims are entitled to receive compensation for their medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and other considerations. In situations where the negligent driver was clearly acting irresponsibly, Connecticut law allows for the addition of punitive damages.
At Jacobs & Dow, LLC, we have helped injury victims across the state seek maximum compensation in serious auto accident cases. We review the circumstances of your accident and pursue punitive damages if they apply to your case.
Pursuing Maximum Compensation For Your Auto Accident Injuries
Punitive damages can be awarded in addition to compensatory damages as a way to punish negligent drivers for particularly dangerous violations that contribute to the cause of the accident. Under Connecticut law, double or triple punitive damages can be awarded depending on the type of violation involved.
You could be awarded punitive damages if any of the following violations contributed to your accident:
- Driving unreasonably fast
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of liquor or drugs
- Failure to drive in the right-hand lane
- Passing in a no-passing zone
- Crossing the barrier that divides a highway
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way street or in the wrong direction on a rotary
- Following another driver too closely with the intent to harass or intimidate
We handle all motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. If there is no recovery, there will be no legal fee.
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If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, call our attorneys to help protect your rights. Open during weekly business hours and Saturday mornings, we also offer weekend and evening hours by appointment. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.