Injured By an Intoxicated Driver?
The legal system in New Jersey heavily punishes those who are caught drinking and driving, and if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you should act now to pursue damages against the driver responsible for the car accident. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), our state ranks 3rd in the nation for drunk driving, as an extraordinarily large number of drivers in our area will take the risk of getting behind the wheel of an auto or truck after consuming alcohol, regardless of the severe danger they pose to themselves and others.
Whether you were a passenger in the same vehicle as a drunk driver, if you were in another car or if you were a pedestrian, you can file a lawsuit in order to obtain financial compensation for your injuries, or a wrongful death claim if you lost a family member. Your personal injury lawsuit will be targeted at recovering sufficient financial compensation to pay for all your expenses arising from the drunk driving accident.
This figure will include:
- Your bills for emergency medical treatment on the scene of the accident and at the hospital
- Follow-up visits
- Any type of rehabilitative care you may need to regain your health or abilities
It will also be necessary to obtain funds to help you through the period when you have to miss work so that you can fully recover from your injuries. Finally, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys will argue on your behalf to pursue punitive damages for the pain and suffering caused to you and your family.
To request a free initial consultation, call 201-870-1909.
Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries
Drunk drivers should be held fully accountable for the accidents and the severe types of injuries they cause, and at our firm you will receive dedicated representation in your case. At the firm of Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, our legal team takes pride in our mission to fight to protect the rights of those who have been injured through negligence or reckless disregard for human life. We will consult with you in depth to determine the most effective strategy for pursuing compensation. You deserve the support of an experienced advocate, and we will fight recover substantial compensation for you. For this reason, you should not hesitate to call our firm today.
Do I need an attorney if I've already been offered a settlement?
The offer you received from the insurance company is almost certainly less than what you are entitled to, by a significant margin. Insurance companies, just like any other business, are structured to maximize their own profits, and in addition to offering a minimal amount in any settlement, they will also commonly employ aggressive tactics against claimants like you to discourage requests for full compensation. We can not only advise you of what your case is really worth, but also provide skilled representation to help you recover damages.
How much is my case worth?
Each personal injury case is unique, and your attorney will consult with you in detail to help you determine the full value of your claim. In any fair settlement, you should expect to receive enough money to cover all your medical bills, from emergency treatment at the scene of the accident to rehabilitative care to help you fully recover. Claims of this nature should also cover the amount of income you will lose due to the injury from missing work or inability to perform on your job, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced.
How long will it take to resolve my case?
A variety of factors will play into how long it takes to get your insurance settlement, from the availability of evidence to support your claim to how cooperative the insurance company is and how effectively you can prepare your case. At our firm, our legal team takes every case seriously and we will do everything possible to achieve a successful resolution for you. We will also keep you informed throughout the entire process about what you may be up against and how long you can expect your case to take.