Serving Clients Injured by Intoxicated Drivers in New Jersey
In New Jersey, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher is illegal and considered to be “driving under the influence.” While a DUI/DWI charge is not a criminal charge, it is considered a traffic violation and still carries substantial penalties including steep fines, loss of license, and jail time, even if it is your first offense.
However, an intoxicated driver who causes injury or the death of another driver or pedestrian will face a variety of criminal charges. New Jersey lawmakers understand the danger an intoxicated driver poses not only to themselves, but to other drivers and pedestrians.
While our laws prohibit drunk driving and punish offenders, recovering financial compensation for the victims of a drunk driving accident is not an “automatic” process. In many cases, doing so requires the filing of a personal injury lawsuit against the offender and their insurance provider. A New Jersey personal injury lawsuit against a drunk driver has the potential to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and income, as well as for pain and suffering.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have extensive experience helping clients injured by drunk drivers throughout the state of New Jersey. With more than 50 years of experience and millions of dollars already recovered in settlements and verdicts, we are ready to put our legal knowledge and skills to work for you in any personal injury matter, including drunk driving accident injuries.