Have you or a loved one been the victim of a drunken driver? Perhaps you lost a family member due to a crash caused by an intoxicated person. At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we can represent you during this difficult time and help you through the legal processes associated with drunken driving accidents.
Drunken Driving Accidents Differ From Other Car Accidents
If you have suffered due to the negligence of another, you deserve legal compensation for your injuries. Our law firm represents victims of drunken drivers and other types of car accidents. The drivers in both situations might be charged with mechanical or moving violations, but drunken drivers also are charged with driving under the influence.
While the justice system pursues criminal charges against the drunken driver, your personal injuries are another matter. You need an experienced law firm to file a civil suit against the responsible party to receive compensation for your physical and mental injuries.
Types of Compensation
Proving liability is easier if the other driver has been convicted for DUI. Our attorneys will ensure insurance agencies and other responsible parties provide compensation for all medical bills, including therapy and rehabilitative services.
Additionally, any disability accommodations you need will be factored into the total claim. These might include temporary medical devices or permanent ones, based on the extent and prognosis of your injuries. Your pain, suffering and lost wages are equally important.
Who Is Responsible?
When pursuing compensation for your pain and suffering, the intoxicated driver and his/her insurance company are the most obvious choices. However, other legal avenues of pursuit include anyone who allowed the drunken person behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
In addition to those standing by or riding in the vehicle, New Jersey law holds the serving establishment responsible in many cases. Host liquor liability, aka dram shop liability, can hold the venue at least partially responsible for the incident. If the alcohol vendor continued to serve an inebriated person or saw a drunken person get behind the wheel and made no effort to stop them, we can hold them responsible.