Recovering Damages for Drunk Driving Accidents in New Jersey

All drivers are obligated to follow the rules of the road. When they do not, accidents can happen and people can become seriously injured or even die. Negligent driving behaviors can not only put the driver themselves but also put everyone else on the road in danger and at risk. There are several violations of the road that are not allowed to participate in. One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Driving drunk is one of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents that result in severe injuries or even fatalities. When a person drives under the influence, they are not only violating the law but putting everyone on the road in harm’s way. If a driver operates a vehicle with the blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher in the state of New Jersey, it is considered driving under the influence. When a person drives drunk, they are violating their responsibility to be safe on the road for other drivers as well as themselves. If drunk driving results in an injury or even the death of another person, the driver can be held responsible for their negligence through a personal injury lawsuit.

Recovering Damages

It is a traumatic experience when an injury or death happens, especially if it is a result of a drunk driver’s negligent behavior. It is important to know that if this happens, the driver can be held liable for the injuries or a person’s death. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. In the event of a successful case, the injured party may be able to recover significant damages to compensate them for any expenses or lost wages as a result of the accident.

Injured parties often suffer from trauma as a result of an accident. While many believe compensation may only be awarded for physical trauma, it is possible to receive damages for emotional or psychological trauma as well. This means that the injured party may receive both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages can cover medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire outside help for the injured individual. Noneconomic damages may be awarded for pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress caused by the incident.

Contact our Firm

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Stathis & Leonardis, LLC. today.

Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.

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