Sometimes, victims of car crashes can hold others liable in civil court besides the at-fault driver. A Connecticut mother and daughter are suing a Connecticut State Police (CSP) trooper as well as the state itself and the owners of a brewery for a crash in Southbury that injured them.

Police say the CSP sergeant ran a stop sign on Sept. 25 after leaving a colleague's retirement party at Oxford's Black Hog Brewing. After he T-boned the women's car, both vehicles went off the road.

The lawsuit claims that the trooper was under the influence when the crash occurred. The CSP has said that the responding officers didn't administer any field sobriety tests to the trooper because he was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

The CSP has reportedly filed search warrants for hospital medical records, ambulance records and hospital surveillance video as part of its internal and criminal investigations into the incident. However, one media report indicates that the trooper left the hospital after refusing treatment, so he didn't undergo any testing that would have provided evidence of his blood alcohol level.

Officers from the Southbury Police as well as a CSP officer responded to the crash. The CSP officer said he turned on his body camera as soon as he realized that one of the vehicles involved belonged to the State Police. However, that footage is spotty in part because the bodycam battery, which he had been charging in his car, was low.

It can feel daunting to go up against government entities and other organizations and businesses in court. However, with experienced legal guidance, victims can have a fair shot at seeking the compensation they need and deserve.

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