Hackensack, New Jersey, Dram Shop Liability Lawyers
Drunk driving can cause devastating accidents, resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. When a driver or passenger is involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, the victim and victim’s family are left to put the pieces back together and somehow move on. While it obviously cannot change the outcome of the accident, pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can provide the family with the justice that is often necessary to obtain closure. It can also provide the financial resources that are necessary in the aftermath of a tragic drunk driving accident.
At The Epstein Law Firm, we advocate for the interests of people who have been hit by drunk drivers.
Obtaining Justice for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
When a drunk driving accident results in serious injury or death, the irresponsible drunk driver will undoubtedly face criminal liability and may be subjected to civil liability for his or her negligence. However, it is important to understand that additional parties may also be held financially responsible. Our Hackensack, New Jersey, dram shop liability attorneys know the laws and how to pursue the maximum compensation to which our clients are entitled for their injuries and suffering.
Proven results: We obtained a $4.195 million verdict for 59-year old Oradell resident who sustained multiple fractures to his legs while a passenger of a drunk driver who was served while visibly intoxicated at a bar in South Hackensack. The jury found the driver 80 percent at fault and the bar 20 percent at fault for causing the man’s physical injuries, lost wages, and medical costs, including the costs of a nursing home where he lived since the accident. View additional verdicts and settlements.
New Jersey Dram Shop Liability — Liquor Liability
Under New Jersey’s dram shop laws, the following parties may also be held financially liable for injuries and fatalities resulting from drunk driving accidents:
- Bars and restaurants : Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and other liquor-serving establishments have a duty to serve alcohol responsibly. If alcohol is negligently served to someone who is visibly intoxicated, and that individual subsequently causes a DWI accident, the liquor-serving establishment might be held financially responsible.
- Social hosts: When a social host (an individual who has invited another individual onto his or her property, usually for a party or social gathering) serves alcohol to an individual who is obviously intoxicated, and the intoxicated individual subsequently causes an accident resulting in the serious bodily injury or wrongful death of another individual, the social host can be held financially responsible for the negligent service of alcohol.
- Liquor stores: If a liquor store or other establishment selling liquor sells alcohol to a minor and that minor subsequently causes a drunk driving accident, the establishment can be held financially liable for its negligent service of alcohol to a minor.
Rochelle Park, Fort Lee, and Teaneck Alcohol Accident Attorneys
Our New Jersey dram shop liability lawyers help drunk driving accident victims and their families through the aftermath of a devastating crash. We thoroughly investigate the accident and all avenues of liability in order to maximize your financial recovery for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other financial hardships.
Were You Hit by a Drunk Driver? We Can Help.
If your family has been affected by the negligent actions of a drunk driver or the negligent service of alcohol, talk to an experienced dram shop accident lawyer at The Epstein Law Firm. Contact our New Jersey personal injury law firm online or by calling 201-918-3560.