According to nj.com, on March 13th around 6:30 p.m., William Frazier was driving along Harrison Ave and Bergen Ave in Kearny, NJ.
Frazier hit another car which then caused that vehicle to go into oncoming traffic and strike a truck. The passenger in the car later died from their injuries in the hospital. The driver of the car and the truck both sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Frazier was arrested for causing a death while driving with a suspended license, a third-degree crime, and driving while intoxicated.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent helps victims of drunk drivers receive the financial compensation they need and deserve. Here is Brian with some thoughts on the legal rights of these victims in New Jersey:
All 50 states allow victims of drunk driving accidents to sue the driver that injured them in a personal injury lawsuit. However, in many states like New Jersey, these victims may be able to file a dram shop lawsuit against the alcohol vendor who provided the driver alcohol prior to the crash.
New Jersey’s dram shop laws state that an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if: