Drunk Driving Accidents in New Jersey

All drivers are obligated to follow the rules of the road when they get behind the wheel of a car. If they fail to do so, motor vehicle accidents can happen and people can become gravely injured or even die as a result. Negligent driving puts the driver and everyone else on the road in at risk. There are many different ways a person can violate the law while driving. One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Driving under the influence is one of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents that result in serious injuries and fatalities. When a person drives drunk, they are not only violating the law but also their obligation to others to drive safely. This puts all people on the road in danger. In New Jersey, it is considered driving under the influence if a person operates a vehicle with the blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If these actions result in an injury or the death of another, the negligent driver can be held responsible through a personal injury lawsuit.

Recovering Damages

Car accidents are often very traumatic for people. This is especially true when injuries or death happens a result of a drunk driver’s negligence. It is important to know that if a person becomes injured or even dies as a result of this behavior, the driver can be held liable. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. If the injured party wins the lawsuit, they may be eligible to recover compensation for any expenses or lost wages as a result of the accident.

Many times, people suffer from significant trauma after they are involved in an accident. Sometimes, victims of an accident do not only suffer physically. There are many cases in which victims suffer emotionally or psychologically as well. Because of this, it is possible for an individual to receive compensation for this kind of trauma as well. This allows the injured party to 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.

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If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

The law firm of Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C., is composed of experienced defense attorneys throughout the state of New Jersey. Please contact the office for a free initial consultation and get any questions answered regarding criminal charges and procedures.