When you think about drunk-driving, and an accident that has been caused by a drunken driver, you may immediately place the blame in the lap of the driver. After all, it was their decision to consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel of a car and, as such, it is their fault entirely that you, or another, have sustained serious injuries as a result.
While you are struggling to come to terms with what has happened, and perhaps also in a lot of pain due to your injuries, filing for compensation may be the last thing on your mind. However, as a New Jersey drunk driving accident attorney will tell you, you deserve to be compensated for the pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages you have incurred due to the actions of a drunk driver. Your attorney may also find that a third party, other than the driver themselves, played a part in causing the collision.
THE NJ DRAM SHOP LAW– If you believe that the drunk driver involved in your New Jersey accident was solely responsible for the incident, you may well be correct. However, did you know that the establishment who sold them the alcohol can also be partly to blame in some situations? If a bar or restaurant in NJ sells alcohol to a customer they know is already intoxicated, they could be held partially liable, thanks to “dram-shop liability.” This could mean that you are entitled to compensation you were not aware of. In some very specific circumstances, a social host providing alcohol may also be held partly liable.
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