Essex County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
When a traffic accident involves a driver under the influence of alcohol, there are additional questions to be answered beyond the usual factors in a typical car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle or pedestrian accident. Was the drunk driver an underage drinker? Was there a social host or alcohol-vending establishment that may bear some responsibility through social host or dram shop laws?
Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident? Call Our West Orange DUI Accident Attorneys.
A drunk driving accident presents legal complexities that are best handled by an experienced, proven-effective personal injury attorney. Contact Greenberg Minasian, LLC, for help pursuing all compensation to which you are entitled.
Our Essex County drunk driving accident attorneys at Greenberg Minasian, LLC, know what questions to ask and how to prepare a case in order to recover all remedies available under New Jersey laws. We represent individuals who have been injured in a drunk driving accident as well as families of fatal drunk driving accidents in northern New Jersey, including:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Other traffic accidents caused by a drunk driver
Who Is Responsible for Injuries or Deaths Resulting From a DUI Accident?
A drunk driving accident can result in catastrophic injuries such as brain or spinal cord injuries that permanently change the lives of accident victims and their families. Regrettably, drunk driving accidents also take the lives of thousands of people each year. When an accident results in injuries or wrongful death, it is important to identify who is liable for the financial losses and emotional hardships endured by drunk driving accident survivors and the families of fatal accident victims.
- Claims against the drunk driver: If you were injured in a crash with a drunk driver, our personal injury lawyers will monitor any criminal proceedings that come from a DUI arrest of the other driver. We will use key pieces of information from the criminal proceeding to help build a strong case for compensation against the drunk driver and his or her insurance carrier.
- Claims against bars, restaurants and social hosts: Under the New Jersey Licensed Alcoholic Beverage Server Fair Liability Act, also known as the Dram Shop Act, business establishments — such as bars, restaurants, taverns, nightclubs and other liquor-serving establishments — and their employees can be held responsible for over-serving visibly intoxicated individuals or minors who subsequently cause an accident resulting in injury or death. Likewise, New Jersey’s Dram Shop Act holds social hosts liable for injuries or deaths that result from drunk driving accidents caused by a guest who was served alcohol while on his or her property. Our West Orange DUI accident lawyers fully investigate the events surrounding the drunk driving accident to determine if other parties may be held financially liable.
When inadequate insurance coverage is available, we also pursue options such as filing an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim (UM/UIM) or PLIGA claim.
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Our attorneys have represented injured clients in numerous cases resulting in significant compensation for accident victims and their families. We utilize our knowledge of dram shop laws, insurance laws and other applicable laws to help clients recover the full compensation to which they are entitled following a devastating injury or loss of a loved one after an alcohol-related crash.
Call or e-mail the law offices of Greenberg Minasian, LLC, to schedule a consultation after a drunk driving accident that resulted in personal injury or a death in your family.
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We represent clients in West Orange, South Orange, East Orange, Orange, Newark, Livingston, Verona, Bloomfield, Montclair, Millburn, and throughout Essex County.
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