It's challenging enough to arrive safely at your destination when navigating busy New Jersey roadways during times of highly congested traffic. If you get stuck sharing with the road with someone who's had too much alcohol to drink before getting behind the wheel, your chances of being involved in a collision greatly increase. Drunk driving is a criminal offense, not a mere traffic violation; those injured by drunk drivers are able to seek full recovery for their losses by filing personal injury claims in court.
Sadly, intoxicated driving often results in fatal car accidents. If you have suffered the tremendous loss of a loved one due to the reckless actions of a drunk driver, you may be able to seek justice on his or her behalf if you're an immediate family member. Although no amount of court-awarded compensation makes up for the loss of a human life, it can help alleviate the financial burdens often associated with such tragedies.
As a surviving victim of a drunk driving accident, you may want to enlist the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney to gather evidence that may help substantiate your claim. It's essential to convince the court that another motorist's negligence caused your injury in order to receive compensation for any damages that occurred. As in all personal injury cases, you carry the burden of proof as a plaintiff.
Zucker, Steinberg & Wixted is fully prepared to help you identify any and all possible liable sources, as well as enlist the aid of third-party testimony as warranted. Through swift action and effective representation, we can help you seek maximum compensation for damages as part of your recovery process. Driving in New Jersey is not meant to be a life-threatening activity; it's understandable that you may wish to seek legal accountability against a negligent driver who causes you personal injury.