NJ DWI Accident Lawyers
Drunk drivers are a leading cause of car accidents resulting in personal injury and/or death. The effects of drunk driving accidents can be catastrophic and devastating to individuals and their family members. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) cause debilitating life-long injuries – compromising the ability to work, generate income and provide for your family. It is important to contact an experienced NJ DWI attorney to handle your drunk driving accident. The NJ personal injury attorneys at the Clark Law Firm P.C. are experienced in representing victims of DWI /DUI accidents. People who cause injury from violating the most basic safe driving rule- don’t drive while intoxicated- need to be held accountable. If they are let off the hook, they and others will repeat it in the future and the community will be made less safe.
NJ DWI Accident Law
Studies have shown that senses can be dulled, and reaction time, vision and judgment can all be impaired by consuming even a small amount of alcohol. The legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) in all states is .08, although if a driver is found to be impaired they can be convicted of a DWI even if their BAC is under .08. DUI is a “per se” offense, meaning whether or not the driver committed any other offense, they can be convicted of a DUI if their BAC is above the legal limit. The consequences of a DWI conviction may include mandatory use of ignition interlocks, fines, licenses suspension and even imprisonment. The associated costs as well as time of imprisonment are dependent on the number of offenses that have been committed as well as the severity of the offense.
While the state of NJ prosecutes drunk driving offenders criminally, that does not compensate the victims of drunk driving accidents. DUI offenders should be held accountable in civil court for the harms and losses they caused by breaking the driving rules. The establishment that served the drunk driver also can be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a drunk driving car, truck or motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you contact an experienced DWI personal injury attorney to protect your rights and to ensure you receive what damages you are owed. Victims of DUI accidents often suffer mental anguish in addition to whatever physical injuries have been sustained. These victims of drunk driving accidents are often drivers, passengers, and sometimes even bystanders, which had no control or fault in what occurred. An experience drunk driver accident attorney at the Clark Law Firm, P.C., can investigate your case, including looking into the establishment that may have served the drunk driver, to ensure that you and/or your family receive the maximum amount of compensation for your suffering.
Deaths Related to DUI Accidents
Driving while intoxicated is one of the most frequently committed crimes in the United States. Although the frequency has decreased over recent years due to drunk driving laws, sadly, many wrongful deaths still occur as a result of drunk driving accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2008 the total number of alcohol impaired drivers involved in fatal car crashes was a staggering 49,449, 788 of which occurred in New Jersey.*
DUI NJ Accident Law Firm
It is important to remember that large insurance companies are usually providing the defense for the insured drunk driver. They may try to intimidate you or offer you a settlement that may be insufficient. New Jersey law can be complex and requires expert legal knowledge of DUI accident law. You need expert legal advice from personal injury lawyers that have experience and expertise in DUI accident law.
If you or your family has been a victim of a DWI accident, you or a family member may be experiencing serious injury as well as loss of work/earnings and growing medical bills. The Clark Law Firm, P.C.’s practice focuses on personal injury law. Our NJ attorneys are experienced trial lawyers that will handle your DUI accident case. We will investigate your case in order to identify all liable parties and work with police officers, witnesses and medical experts to prove your case and hold the offender liable.
Our personal injury lawyers will provide legal services on a contingency basis – meaning that we do not get paid an attorney fee if you do not receive compensation. We will only collect our legal fees if you receive compensation related to your personal injury DWI accident case. Your time frame for a lawsuit may be limited, so contact the Clark Law Firm, P.C. to ensure your rights are protected and you receive compensation for your suffering.