Lawsuits For Family Members of Fatal DWI Crash Victims in New Jersey
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents drunk driving crash victims and their families, helping them recover the financial support they need and deserve. Brian has offered to share some information on filing a lawsuit for a fatal drunk driving crash in New Jersey:
Losing a loved one in a crash caused by a drunk driver is an unimaginable tragedy. As if the grief isn’t bad enough, many families in this tragic situation are also saddled with serious financial difficulties. These families should be aware that they have legal rights and that financial compensation for these difficulties may be available through lawsuits.
Drunk drivers can be sued in wrongful death lawsuits when they cause a crash that results in deaths. Additionally, New Jersey and many other states have dram shop laws that allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by their customers, depending on certain conditions.
According to dram shop laws in New Jersey, an alcohol vendor can be sued after a drunk driving crash caused by one of their customers if:
- the person who caused the crash was “visibly intoxicated” when the vendor served them alcohol, or
- the vendor knew or reasonably should have known that the customer was a minor under age 21.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a drunk driver accident, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by contacting our experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyers for a free consultation.
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