Dram Shop Liability Attorneys in Hackensack, NJ
When a person goes to a bar or restaurant and consumes alcoholic beverages, it is important that they plan a safe way home in advance. With so many options, such as Uber, Lyft, traditional taxis, or simply asking a friend to be the designated driver, it is always shocking to hear about accidents involving drunk drivers. Of course, they still happen far too often and cause innocent victims to become seriously injured or even killed. In an effort to reduce some of the drunk driving accidents in New Jersey, the state has enacted Dram Shop Laws. These laws hold bars and restaurants accountable for over-serving an individual who was clearly intoxicated and then went on to cause injuries to others in a drunk driving accident. If you have been seriously injured because of a drunk driver in New Jersey, you can count on the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe to help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
Can Dram Shop Laws Help Me Recover Compensation?
If you have suffered from serious injuries because of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At McNerney & McAuliffe, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you may be facing and are here to help. Our firm is committed to helping you hold the drunk driver accountable for their actions in any way we can. If it is determined that an establishment served a person they shouldn’t have, whether they were already clearly intoxicated or they were under the legal drinking age of 21, you may be able to recover additional damages from the establishment. This applies to bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and even private residents who were hosting an event.
What Damages Can I Recover After an Accident?
If you have been seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the financial burdens of being injured and unable to work. With medical bills quickly piling up in combination with a loss of wages, you may be unsure of what your financial future holds. Luckily, a successful personal injury accident can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, property damage, and more. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for the noneconomic burdens that you are facing. These can include emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, among others. Under the Dram Shop Laws in New Jersey, this compensation may come not only from the drunk driver themselves but also from the establishment that over-served the driver. If you wish to take legal action, you must do so within 2 years of the date of the accident in accordance with New Jersey’s statute of limitations. If you fail to do so, you will be barred from recovering damages.
Contact a Bergen County Dram Shop Law Attorney
If a drunk driver has caused you to become seriously injured in the state of New Jersey, the legal team at McNerney & McAuliffe can help you find justice. Our firm is committed to helping you recover the compensation you are entitled to so you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting your life back. We will help you explore all avenues of compensation, including the restaurant or bar that overserved the driver. To schedule a consultation, contact McNerney & McAuliffe today.