Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers tend to be some of the most catastrophic crashes. Drunk drivers may be more likely to speed or engage in reckless driving, and their impaired perception and reaction means they often fail to slow down or maneuver to try to avoid a collision. As a result, the violent forces that may occur in a drunk driving collision may leave innocent victims of the crash with life-altering injuries and disabilities. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you deserve not only to be fully compensated for your financial and personal losses but also to hold the drunk driver at fault for the crash accountable. A New Jersey drunk driving accident lawyer from Camili & Capo PA can pursue justice for you.
You should not let insurance companies try to get you to accept less than fair or full compensation in your case, especially when you are seeking financial recovery for injuries you suffered because someone made the decision to drive drunk. With our firm in your corner, insurers know that you intend to do whatever it takes to get full compensation and accountability. Our attorneys have years of courtroom experience that give us the expertise needed to take your case all the way to trial if necessary.
When you have been the victim of a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, reach out to our firm for a free initial case evaluation to speak to a New Jersey drunk driving accident lawyer. We can help you understand your legal rights and options for holding a drunk driver accountable for the harm that you have suffered.
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to recover compensation when you can prove the drunk driver’s fault for the crash. In drunk driving accident cases, you may be able to prove that the drunk driver in the accident was negligent “per se”. Negligence per se is a legal theory that presumes a party’s negligence due to the fact that they were violating a law or regulation during the events that led to someone else’s injury. If the drunk driver is later convicted of DUI or of reckless driving, you may be able to use their conviction to prove their negligence and liability to compensate you for your injuries and losses.
In a drunk driving accident claim, you may be entitled to pursue a financial recovery that covers expenses and losses that you have incurred, such as:
In addition to compensation for the injuries you suffered in the accident, you may also be entitled to recover compensation for damage to your vehicle or other property.
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While you are recovering from the physical and emotional injuries that you have suffered in a drunk driving accident, let a New Jersey drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm work to secure financial recovery and justice for you by:
After you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Camili & Capo PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about what a New Jersey drunk driving accident lawyer from our firm can do to help you demand accountability and justice from an intoxicated driver.
According to the New Jersey State Police, in 2019 there were a total of 524 fatal accidents in New Jersey. Of these, in 149 crashes intoxication (either by alcohol or drugs) was listed as a contributing factor to the accident. Of drivers in fatal accidents who were tested for alcohol intoxication after the accident, about three-fourths of drivers who tested positive for alcohol intoxication had a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher.
The average settlement figure for a drunk driving accident can vary depending on the severity of the injuries suffered by the accident victims and the amount of insurance coverage or other financial resources (such as the drunk driver’s personal wealth) available to compensate injured victims. Drunk driving accident victims who suffer moderate injuries can usually recover settlements in the tens of thousands of dollars. However, accident victims who suffer permanent disabling injuries (particularly head and spinal injuries) can recover hundreds of thousands of dollars, as PIP coverages increase above chosen limits for such catastrophic injuries.
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