A 30-year-old woman and her two sons, ages 5 and 11, were injured in a Bergen County car accident involving a suspected drunk driver. According to The Record, the car accident occurred on Route 46 in Saddle Brook. The woman was stopped at a red light in her 2001 Mitsubishi Montero when she was rear-ended by a 2004 Honda Accord. The woman and her two sons were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The 45-year-old driver of the Accord was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
New Jersey statute 39:4-50 defines a drunk driver as “a person who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug, or operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent.” Drivers determined to be under the influence of alcohol may be held liable for the injuries and damages they cause.
Victims of drunk driving accidents who would like to seek compensation for their injuries may file a personal injury claim. A successful civil lawsuit may result in compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, missed wages, and physical therapy. A family may also pursue compensation on behalf of an injured child.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Jersey car crash, please contact the experienced Princeton personal injury lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein to find out how to pursue legal action. We understand how to assess liability for an accident and will hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions. Call us today at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.