Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
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New York and New Jersey

Drunk driving accident liability

Every day in New Jersey, as well as other states, people drive drunk. They know it is against the law, but they decide to do so, anyway. Some people get away with this, but others are caught by police. Furthermore, there are times when a drunk driver causes an accident. In the most serious situations, the accident leads to injury or death.

Were you injured in a drunk driving accident? Was a loved one killed by a drunk driver? There is nothing worse than finding yourself in this position. You may feel helpless, as you are faced with medical bills, ongoing treatment, and/or the grieving process.

If you were injured or a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may be able to claim damages in a lawsuit. This depends on many factors, including your ability to prove that the other party was intoxicated at the time of the accident. There are many types of evidence that can be used to strengthen your case, including the results of sobriety tests, witness reports, and a police report.

Just because you are involved in a drunk driving accident doesn't mean you will be injured. There is a good chance this could happen, however. If it does, you need to understand your legal rights.

There is nothing simple about proving that another party was drunk when they caused an accident in which you were injured or another person was killed. There may be challenges, but for some people they are well worth taking on. This is the best way to receive compensation.

Source: FindLaw, "Drunk Driving Accidents," accessed May. 14, 2015

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