Suspected Drunk Driving Crash Leaves 4 Injured in New Jersey
Lawyer Comments: Hit by drunk driver lawyer Brian Kent will discuss the legal rights of drunk driving crash victims and their families in the second section of this story.
On July 4th, around 5 a.m a 21-year-old man was driving drunk on Rt. 18 south near Hope Street and collided head-on with a Ford Fiesta as stated on www.newsbreak.com.
The 2 victims hit by the drunk driver were transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Everyone who was injured is expected to survive.
The drunk driver was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, second-degree Aggravated Assault, and third-degree Assault by Auto.
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Filing a Lawsuit After Getting Hit By a Drunk Driver
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers. Below Mr. Kent shares some thoughts on the legal rights of these victims and families.
When a drunk driver causes a crash with injuries or deaths, it’s necessary that those injured are aware of the legal options available to them.
In many cases, drunk drivers can be sued for these damages directly. Additionally, New Jersey and many other states have dram shop laws, which allow alcohol vendors or social hosts to be sued under certain conditions.
Under the New Jersey dram shop law, someone injured by a drunk driver, or a family member of someone who was killed by a drunk driver can sue an alcohol vendor if:
- alcohol was sold to a minor under 21, or
- they sell alcohol to a customer who was obviously overly intoxicated, and
- the intoxication was a foreseeable cause of injuries suffered.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver in New Jersey, you can learn more about your legal options in a free consultation with one of our experienced drunk driving crash victim lawyers.
Rt. 18 South, East Brunswick, NJ
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