Suing Drunk Drivers in the State of New Jersey

Drunk drivers are responsible for a huge portion of yearly car accidents across the United States. Everybody knows that driving under the influence is illegal, and not to mention, downright unsafe. However, people still do it. If you are someone who was injured in a collision with a drunk driver, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you may have incurred as a result. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process:

How do I know if I qualify for compensation after a drunk driving accident?

To qualify for compensation in any personal injury claim, you must first prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, this is not always easy, which is why you must hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process.

How will my attorney help me win my claim?

Your attorney will uncover and present various forms of evidence to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. To prove your claim, your attorney will use photographic or video evidence of the accident, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, witness statements, police reports, and more.

What are the dram shop laws in New Jersey?

New Jersey is one of the many states that recognize dram shop laws. Fortunately, dram shop laws allow those injured in drunk driving accidents to sue third-party establishments or vendors and hold them accountable for their contribution to the accident. The dram shop law in New Jersey states that vendors are prohibited from selling alcohol to individuals either under the age of 21 or those who are “visibly intoxicated.” If an establishment serves someone who is very drunk, for example, and by the time they leave the establishment they are blackout drunk, terrible things can happen as a result.

What is the New Jersey statute of limitations?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. Rather simply, this means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. Do not wait, for if you wait too long, you will be barred from suing. Our firm is here to help.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

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 due to another party’s negligence. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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