DWI’s are responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in the United States. Impaired drivers are often repeat offenders according to the National Department of Transportation. The Moriarty Law Firm fights to make sure the innocent victims of impaired drivers are compensated for what are often life changing injuries.
Under New Jersey law, anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance is automatically considered negligent. Serious compensation may never make up for the physical and emotional costs endured by the victims. A driver convicted of a DWI in New Jersey has the liability to pay for all damages, but may not be the only party considered negligent or liable.
Third Party Liability
Someone or some establishment, such as a bar or restaurant, may also be considered negligent and liable for damages. Many states have laws, so called “Dram Shop Acts” that impose liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels which supply liquor improperly. In New Jersey, businesses are understood to not be allowed to serve anyone who is clearly intoxicated. Even someone outside of a restaurant or bar may incur liability for supplying alcohol to a driver who then has an accident that injures or kills another. In New Jersey, the host of a party may be liable for damages caused if he or she continues to allow a guest to consume alcohol after it is obvious the guest is intoxicated.
Choosing the Right Attorney for Your Case
At The Moriarty Law Firm we have been successfully recovering damages for those injured by the negligence of others for over 40 years. Whether those injuries stem from a DWI, a reckless or inattentive driver on the road or any other type of accident, we can help you recover the money owing to you for your injury. Call us today at 732-842-7773 or email us to set up your free consultation. We are here to help.