Rutherford Daily Voice reported that on July 14th a Jersey City ex-con was driving northbound along the New Jersey Turnpike in East Rutherford around 5 a.m.
The suspected drunk driver crashed into a Chevy carrying a family of six people. The Chevy was knocked over from the collision and all six people were hospitalized for their non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was arrested on six counts of vehicular assault and a DUI.
Attorney contributor, Brian Kent, represents those in New Jersey who have been hit by drunk drivers. Below Brian has offered his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims and their families.
Injuries endured by a drunk driving crash can cause serious financial and personal repercussions. Fortunately, those injured by drunk drivers can usually receive financial compensation for their troubles.
One can sue the drunk driver directly in a personal injury lawsuit, but sometimes there is another form of financial compensation available. New Jersey and many other states have dram shop laws, which depending on the circumstances allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for serving a drunk driver before a crash.
According to New Jersey’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor or a private social host can be sued if: