Unfortunately, despite public awareness and harsh laws deterring intoxicated driving, many drivers still get behind the wheel while under the influence. When they do this, they disregard the health and safety of themselves and others.
If you or a loved one were injured due to a drunk driver’s negligence, you have the right to seek justice with the help of a Gloucester County drunk driving car accident lawyer. By working with a dedicated accident attorney, you could build a case to seek compensation for the damages you suffered after a wreck.
When a driver is intoxicated, not only is he or she committing an illegal act, but they are also behaving negligently. Negligence is a legal theory by which a civil lawsuit can be pursued.
Essentially, if a drunk driver’s negligence causes an accident, and that accident then causes injuries to a person or persons, that driver may be held civilly liable for damages related to those injuries. So, in addition to criminal charges the drunk driver may face, the injured party or parties also have a right to seek compensation.
While the criminal case would be separate from the civil case, the outcome of the criminal case might impact the civil case. A seasoned Gloucester County attorney could help you understand the laws surrounding drunk driving car accidents and provide counsel about how to proceed with a civil claim.
In addition to the inebriated driver, additional parties may be held liable for a claimant’s damages. For example, New Jersey is one of more than a dozen states to have a Dram Shop Act, which allows courts to assign liability for drunk driving to businesses that sell alcohol under certain circumstances.
Under New Jersey Revised Statute §2A:22A, a person injured in a drunk driving crash may be able to also recover damages from a licensed server or seller of an alcoholic beverage if:
Car wrecks could have a traumatic impact on an injured person’s life. As with other types of accidents, an individual might be left with physical, psychological, and financial losses.
While there is no pecuniary amount could undo the wrong that has been done, receiving compensation for damages may help expedite your physical recovery and ease your financial strain. For example, a civil claim could request compensation for medical bills and lost wages, along with any potential future medical care or therapies.
In addition, non-economic damages may be sought for mental anguish, as well as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. A compassionate Gloucester County drunk driving car accident lawyer could help you take stock of your total losses in order to seek fair compensation.
Not only can drunk driving accidents cause serious injuries, as well as subsequent financial strain and psychological trauma, but navigating the legal system to seek recovery could prove stressful and overwhelming. By working with an injury attorney, you could rest assured knowing an experienced legal professional is on your side.
If you or a loved one were in an accident involving a drunk driver, you might benefit from the consultation of a seasoned Gloucester County drunk driving car accident lawyer to discuss filing an injury claim. Call today to learn more.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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Thanks again Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team
My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Very professional, communicates well, makes me feel like they have my best interest at heart, and overall just a great company. Christine and the whole team has been on top of everything. Would definitely recommend!! 10/10
First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
Oh, did I mention, WE WON …
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
It was a pleasure working with Bill. He constantly kept me informed. I would recommend Bill and his firm to anybody I know. They’ll be in good hands.
I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.