Lawyer Handles Cases Arising from Drunk Driving Accidents
New Jersey litigator seeks compensation for victims.
Following an auto accident, the injured party must deal with physical problems and economic losses. If the driver who caused the crash was impaired, he or she might face the prospect of a conviction. If you are involved in a drunk driving accident case, John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick can provide the skilled representation you need. As a plaintiff’s personal injury attorney, Mr. Strong has helped New Jersey accident victims recover damages for more than 40 years. He is also a seasoned defense attorney, who fights to protect the rights of accused clients facing serious charges. No matter which side of the case you find yourself, Mr. Strong is ready to deliver aggressive representation aimed at achieving a positive resolution.
Diligent personal injury representation for clients injured by intoxicated drivers
Even when there is evidence that a driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs, a personal injury plaintiff must still prove that the impaired driver caused the crash. Our firm will assemble the evidence necessary to establish and draft a complaint that demands damages that adequately address that harm caused by the intoxicated motorist. In many cases, we can negotiate an appropriate settlement to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Dram shop and social host liability for a drunk driving accident
When a drunk driver causes an accident, their liability for injuries and property damage is usually very clear. But there might be other parties that contributed to the collision as well. Under New Jersey’s dram shop law, the person or business that served alcohol to the driver might also be liable under either of the following circumstances:
- The driver was visibly intoxicated when served
- A reasonable person would have known the driver was under 21 years of age
The law applies to businesses, such as bars and restaurants, as well as to social hosts. This is called a dram shop case involving a drunk driving accident. If the drunk driver is uninsured or doesn’t have sufficient coverage to pay for the judgment or settlement, the bar or restaurant or social host can also be sued.
Representation for accused drunk drivers in New Jersey
When an impaired driver allegedly causes a traffic accident, there are a variety of criminal charges the authorities might bring. A case arising from a crash without injuries would remain in municipal court. However, injuries can lead to the following criminal charges:
- Assault by auto — If the person drives a vehicle while under the influence and causes an accident where bodily injury results, it is a crime, which can result in a prison sentence.
- School zone enhancement — When assault by auto occurs in a school zone or school crossing area, the prison sentence can be increased.
These are serious charges, for which you need experienced criminal defense representation.
Contact a seasoned attorney for accidents caused by drunk driving.
John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick represents New Jersey clients injured by intoxicated motorists. To schedule a consultation regarding your legal options, please call 732-249-0550 or contact us online. Se habla español.