Drunk and distracted drivers plague our roads, no matter where we go. This is why safe drivers who obey the law every single day very often feel angered and betrayed when injured by a negligent motorist. If you are a victim of drunk driving, you must read on to learn more about your legal options going forward. You may be able to recover the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet again.
Can I sue a drunk driver for causing my injuries?
Yes, you can. Victims of drunk drivers often suffer for the rest of their lives for their injuries, so it is only just they receive the financial compensation they need to ease the burden. However, you must hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. This is where we come in. We are here to help.
Will hiring an attorney improve my chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit?
An experienced attorney will help you recover telling pieces of evidence that you may use to prove your claim. For example, attorneys will seek out photographic or video evidence of your accident, eyewitness statements verifying your claim, medical documents, police reports, breathalyzer records, and more.
What are dram shop laws?
Dram shop laws are in place so that injured third-parties can hold vendors or establishments that sell alcohol responsible for serving those that should not be served. The dram shop law in New Jersey prohibits establishments from selling alcohol to those who are “visibly intoxicated” or minors under the age of 21. If an establishment negligent sells alcohol to someone who is already intoxicated, he or she may leave, get into a car accident, and injure an innocent motorist. If you are the victim in this situation, you may sue the establishment, as well as the drunk driver.
What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations in the state of New Jersey is two years. This means, rather simply, that you will have two years from the date of your accident to pursue a claim against a drunk driver. If you fail to act within the legally acceptable timeframe, you will be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. The sooner you speak with our firm, the better off you will be.
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When someone is injured due to another party’s negligence, it is only right that they receive the justice they deserve. As a victim, your only job is to call us, and we will take it from there. Please, do yourself a favor and do not wait. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and is seeking financial compensation, contact the legal team at McNerny & McAuliffe today.