According to U.S.News, on April 22nd Eduardo Ibanez-Sanchez was driving under the influence with a suspended license on Route 40 in Mays Landing, New Jersey.
Eduardo rear-ended a vehicle which then pushed it into oncoming traffic. The vehicle that was rear-ended was then hit by a truck.
The driver of the vehicle hit by the truck was hospitalized but later died from his injuries.
Eduardo was charged with the involvement of a fatal motor vehicle crash while driving with a suspended license.
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:
People who have been injured or family members of people who have been killed in drunk driving accidents may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
There also may be a possibility for these victims to file a lawsuit against the alcohol vendor who served the driver prior to the crash. These are known as dram shop claims.
New Jersey and severy other states have dram shop laws that allow third-party vendors to be held liable for serving someone alcohol before a crash. In the state of New Jersey, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if: