Drunk driving is a nationwide epidemic. Though everyone knows it is illegal, and not to mention downright unsafe to drive under the influence, people still do it, and as a result, nearly 10,000 individuals are killed every year due to drunk driving alone. If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you most likely need financial compensation to help cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages, and more. If this is the case, read on to learn more about your potential legal avenues going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can I sue a drunk driver?
When someone gets behind the wheel of a car, they are responsible for obeying all the rules and regulations of the road. When motorists do things like texting while driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are wantonly disobeying the law, and are therefore putting others around them in a dangerous situation. If you can prove that you were injured due to another motorist’s negligence, there is a very good chance you will receive financial compensation.
How can an attorney help me recover the compensation I need?
When you hire an experienced attorney, he or she will try and obtain photographic or video evidence of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more. Hiring a seasoned attorney may be the difference between winning and losing out on the compensation you deserve.
What is the dram shop law in New Jersey?
New Jersey follows “dram shop law,” meaning store owners are responsible for ensuring they do not sell alcohol to certain people, namely minors or someone who is already “visibly intoxicated.” When an intoxicated person purchases and consumes even more alcohol, he or she is far more likely to make a poor decision and cause an accident. This is why victims of drunk driving accidents may file third-party lawsuits against these negligent establishments.
What is the statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of New Jersey is two years. This means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party.
Contact our experienced New Jersey firm
If you or someone you know was involved in an accident and wishes to speak with an attorney, contact the Law Office of Christopher T. Howell, Esq.today. If you have sustained serious injuries due to another party’s negligence, there is no reason for you to suffer alone. The compensation you receive may cover the cost of your medical bills, lost wages and more. Do yourself a favor and let us work with you to attain the financial assistance you need.