Drivers in New Jersey with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent are considered legally drunk and driving under the influence. In 2017, there were 624 fatal crashes throughout New Jersey, with 125 fatalities involving drunk driving. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation. Our skilled personal injury and auto accident attorneys at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman in Jersey City, New Jersey, will fight to get the compensation you deserve.
An intoxicated person who chooses to drive drunk and causes an accident may face criminal charges for their actions. However, even when they’re not charged, you should contact an auto accident attorney to pursue civil litigation for compensation of the many expenses resulting from the accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys help you get the justice you deserve.
Under New Jersey’s dram shop liability laws, a drunk driver is only partially to blame for his actions if an establishment supplied the alcohol. When a bar, tavern, restaurant or other establishment continues serving alcoholic beverages to an obviously intoxicated patron, the establishment can be held liable for injuries or deaths resulting from an auto accident. If the establishment didn’t prevent the over-served person from driving drunk, it’s also possible to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
Drunk driving is considered a reckless action, and you’re entitled to seek monetary compensation for your losses. Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is the most effective way for victims to pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Damage to your vehicle
- Other accident-related expenses
Hire A Top Auto Accident Attorney In New Jersey
If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, put our knowledgeable, compassionate personal injury and auto accident attorneys at Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman to work for you. We’ve provided quality legal representation for clients in Jersey City and throughout New Jersey for more than 40 years. If you can’t travel to our office, we can arrange home or hospital visits throughout northern New Jersey. In most situations, you have two years, starting from the date of the crash, to file your claim, so don’t delay. Contact us today at 201-798-2711 for a free, no obligation consultation.
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Krivitzky, Springer & Feldman accepts motor vehicle accident cases throughout northern New Jersey, including those on the New Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway, Route 1, Route 3, Route 4, Route 9, Route 17, Route 46, Route 78, Route 80, Route 95, Route 280 and Route 287, or in the Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel or George Washington Bridge.