From speeding to icy roads, motor vehicle wrecks happen for a myriad of reasons. However, some are caused by drivers who never should have been behind the wheel due to drug or alcohol intoxication. At Beebe and O'Neil, we are well aware of the various hardships that victims of these crashes and their family members often have to endure in Connecticut. If you were struck by a driver who drank too much or was under the influence of drugs, it is essential to focus on recovery.
With the widespread use of prescription medications, alcohol and street drugs, an alarming number of lives have been destroyed by reckless drivers. Even though awareness campaigns have aimed to curb drunk and drugged driving, people continue to operate vehicles while inebriated, ignoring the risks they pose to themselves and others. If you or a family member are suffering due to a debilitating injury or fatality, they must be held accountable for their actions.
With regard to traffic crashes, every accident is unique and it is pivotal for you to review all of the details. In some cases, legal action is necessary and can help victims move forward. Whether you tell your employer that you need to take time off work (which can be financially devastating) or have to pay for funeral expenses or the cost of physical therapy, you should take advantage of any resources that are available. Unfortunately, many of these crashes have caused permanent problems that victims will never be able to fully recover from.
If you feel hopeless after an unsettling accident, it is important to do everything in your power to move forward. On our drunk driving accidents page, you can take a look at additional information on exploring options after a traffic collision that was caused by a driver who was intoxicated.