Dram Shop Liability Attorney in Woodbridge, New Jersey
Drunk drivers can cause very serious harm to innocent people, resulting in a long road of recovering from injuries ahead. The state of New Jersey has enacted legislation that can hold bars and restaurants accountable for over-serving an individual who was clearly intoxicated and then went on to cause injuries to others in a drunk driving accident. These laws, which are referred to as the Dram Shop laws, exist to allow the injured party to seek damages from an establishment who continued serving an intoxicated individual. If you have been injured in an accident because of a drunk driver, it is important to consider your legal options. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze has decades of experience guiding clients through the personal injury claims process and determining whether they are entitled to additional damages under Dram Shop laws. Contact our firm today.
Am I entitled to compensation under Dram Shop Laws?
If you have suffered from serious injuries because of a drunk driver, The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze understands the financial, emotional, and physical burdens you may be facing. We will do our very best to hold a drunk driver accountable for their actions in any way we can. If it is determined that an establishment served a person they shouldn’t have, whether they were already clearly intoxicated or they were under the legal drinking age of 21, you may be able to recover additional damages from the establishment. This applies to bars, restaurants, liquor stores, and even private residents who were hosting an event.
Recovering Damages After an Accident
Being seriously injured as a result of a drunk driver’s actions can be devastating. You may be able to recover compensation for the economic and non-economic burdens that you face. Economic damages may include the cost of medical bills, the cost of rehabilitation, property damage, lost wages, lost future wages, the need to hire outside help for your household that you normally would not need, and more. The noneconomic damages that you may be entitled to include compensation for emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of independence, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Under Dram Shop Laws, this compensation may come not only from the drunk driver themselves but also from the establishment that over-served them. It is important to note that if you wish to take legal action, you must do so within 2 years of the date of the accident in accordance with New Jersey’s statute of limitations. If you fail to do so, you will be barred from recovering damages.
Contact a Middlesex County Dram Shop Law Attorney
If you were the victim of a drunk driver’s reckless actions, it is important that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze is aware of the tremendous toll an accident like this can have on a person’s life. We are here to help you find justice and peace of mind during this time. Contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today to schedule a consultation.