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“Driving under the influence”, or “Driving while intoxicated”, is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Many of these impaired drivers are repeat offenders and all can cause a heavy burden of death and/or injury to themselves and to innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance is considered negligent.

The Consequences of a DUI/DWI

Unfortunately, this is of little comfort to someone who has sustained injuries or lost a loved one in an alcohol-related accident. The driver convicted of DUI has the liability to pay for all damages, but may not be the only person considered negligent or liable. Those who provided the alcohol may also be considered negligent and liable for damages.

Many states have laws which impose liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels which supply liquor improperly. In such cases, a business is expected to exercise due care and not to serve anyone who is obviously drunk.

Even someone outside of such a business may incur liability for supplying liquor to a driver who subsequently had an accident, injuring or killing others. The host of a party may be liable in some states if he continues to allow a guest to imbibe after it is obvious the guest is under the influence.

Drunk Driving and the Holidays

NJ Holiday Drinking Driving AttorneyFrom Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve tens of millions of us travel, and too many of us drink and drive. Add to that winter weather conditions and long hours of darkness, and what results are some of the most dangerous times of the year to be on the road. An estimated 98.6 million Americans travelled fifty miles or more from their home during the 2014 holiday season (December 23 through January 4) with another estimated 46.3 million travelling during Thanksgiving. It’s also estimated that about 70,000 Americans will be seriously injured in auto accidents, and more than 680 will die during the holiday season, according to… read more

 

New Jersey Law

New Jersey is strict when it comes to drunk driving. Unfortunately, the police cannot keep an eye on every driver on the road. 1,816 people were killed in the State of New Jersey due to drunk drivers. It can happen to anyone.

The system trusts you to hold people accountable. We understand that you cannot go back and have an injured body part back like new. In the same way, there is no way to replace a lost loved one. In these trying times, you should know that there is help.

NJ Drunk Driving Attorney

That is where James DeZao steps in. He is an experienced, resourceful, and aggressive attorney who will fight for you. If you have experienced a loss, he can help. Drunk driving accidents can mean massive settlements or compensation for you.

If you have been injured due to a drunk driver’s poor choices, you cannot deal with the consequences alone. The law on the matter is complex. When you need a helping hand, James DeZao is there for you. After a traumatic incident, your focus should be on getting better. Jim can handle the rest of it.

Opposing lawyers or insurance companies will aim to offer you compensation far less than you deserve. An experienced NJ DUI lawyer can get you the maximum amount so you can rest easy when life becomes difficult.

Medical bills, lost wages, and other damages will start to accumulate over time. Do not delay. Call James DeZao today. After you have been hit by a drunk driver, you need to start the process of getting your life back to normal right away. Any and all postponement of necessary actions can greatly hamper your case.

 

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