While many factors can contribute to car accidents, intoxication is one of the more common causes of serious collisions. Though its associated risks are great, drunk driving continues to be a cause of many car accidents each year. Police say that one drunk driver in New Jersey recently was responsible for a serious collision.
A few weeks ago, around 4:30 p.m., a car exited a parking lot and its driver apparently attempted to cross the road and turn onto a second road. In doing so, the driver is said to have pulled into the path of an oncoming SUV. The driver of the SUV was transported to an area hospital with a hand injury.
After police spoke with witnesses and upon further investigation, the driver of the car was issued a number of charges. Some of these charges include assault by auto, reckless driving, driving without a license, DWI and failure to yield to oncoming traffic. After sobriety tests were completed, police noted that the driver was well over three times the legal limit of alcohol at the time of the accident.
When an alleged drunk driver causes a car accident, victims are entitled to file a suit against that individual. Successfully navigated, the claim may result in the entry of a monetary judgment to help to offset the cost of medical treatment or any other documented financial losses incurred by the victim as a result of the accident. New Jersey victims typically seek the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer to help with this type of claim.