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Ensuring accountability for drunk driving injuries

Perhaps one of the most tragic things about drunk driving accidents is that they are entirely preventable. Anyone who chooses to get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts his or her life, as well as the lives of countless others, at risk. Especially concerning is the fact that many drunk driving accident incidents are repeat events. If you or a loved one were injured in a collision involving a drunk driver, it is important that you receive the recognition and compensation that you deserve. Beyond that, the attorneys at Laughlin Fitzgerald, P.C., make it a priority to hold all liable parties responsible for their actions in an effort to prevent other DUI accidents from occurring in the future.

What is the difference between compensatory and punitive damages?

Losing a loved one in a sudden accident can be an incredibly difficult experience to endure, and knowing that his or her death could have been prevented can be even more traumatic. In addition to the emotional pain that you and your family have to contend with, you may also be confronted by significant an unexpected financial hardships as a result of the fatal incident. That is why it is important to be familiar with the types of damages that can be awarded in Connecticut wrongful death cases, as well as their intended purposes.

Why fatal boating accidents happen in Florida

According to the United States Coast Guard, alcohol is involved in the majority of boating accidents. In fact, boat drivers in Florida who have too much to drink are often linked to a fatal accident on the water. More than half of all accidents are alcohol-involved. One explanation for this is that effects of alcohol are usually exaggerated while on a boat because of the following reasons: 

What should you know before filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience for people in Connecticut, and elsewhere. These already difficult situations can be compounded when deaths are caused by the negligent, or intentional, actions of others. In these cases, the families who are left behind may be left unprepared, and thus, facing a financial crisis. For some, filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for causing the death may provide some type of relief. Being prepared may help families to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.