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New Haven DUI Accident Attorney

Have you or a loved one been in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in New Haven? Whether your accident resulted in injuries, property damage, or wrongful death, the team at Weber & Rubano stands with you in complete solidarity.

We’ve worked in the community for over 60 years, seeking maximum compensation in New Haven personal injury cases for people like you. Contact our New Haven DUI accident lawyers today to receive your free, no-obligation case review.

Driving Under the Influence in New Haven, Connecticut

Like most states across the country, Connecticut has a set legal limit of blood alcohol content (BAC) depending on the characteristics of the person driving. Those characteristics are as follows:

  • Drivers over the age of 21: 0.08% BAC
  • Drivers operating a commercial vehicle: 0.04% BAC
  • Drivers under the age of 21: 0.02% BAC

Individuals can face fines, interlock device installation, license suspensions, and jail time resulting from being found guilty of a DUI.

DUI Accidents in the United States and Connecticut

Every 45 minutes in the U.S., one person dies from a drunk-driving crash. That amounts to 32 people every single day. In fact, 30% of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. are because of drunk drivers. In 2019, Connecticut had a higher rate of alcohol-impaired fatalities than the national average and nearly doubled the percentage of alcohol-impaired fatalities for those under 21.

How to Prove Fault for your DUI-Related Car Accident in New Haven?

If a drunk or impaired driver is the cause of your crash, you can take a case against them in a court of law.

Typically, you’ll need to prove the following to bring a case against the drunk driver successfully:

  • The driver was drunk, high, or both, causing impairment of their driving
  • The driver caused the crash due to said impairment
  • The crash caused by this driver was responsible for your property damage or injuries

Damages You May Be Eligible for After Your New Haven DUI-Related Accident

In Connecticut, there are no fiscal caps on economic or non-economic damages. Therefore, you could seek the maximum possible compensation for the following damages:


These types of damages directly correlate to losses on the victim’s finances. Examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical Expenses and Future Bills
  • Lost Income Stemming from the Accident
  • Decreased Earning Potential


These damages do not have a precise dollar amount but seek to give wholeness through a financial award. Examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Emotional Distress
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Consortium

However, there is a cap on punitive damages, which are the damages that seek to punish the other person for committing the act. These damages are limited to only covering litigation costs and attorney fees.

Weber & Rubano: Best New Haven DUI Accident Lawyers

Whether you or a loved one was the victim of a DUI-related motor vehicle accident in New Haven, we are so deeply sorry for the suffering you have experienced. We know that bringing a case can be challenging, so we won’t receive any compensation in your case unless we win.

With over a million dollars in successful verdicts in the lifetime of our firm, we’re not afraid to take your case to court.

Request your free DUI accident case review from our New Haven DUI accident attorneys today.