New Jersey's strict laws against drunk driving are a clear indicator of how dangerous our state's legislature considers drunk driving to be. Nationwide, "70 percent of deaths in drunk driving crashes in 2010 involved drivers with blood alcohol levels that were nearly twice the .08 legal limit," according to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA reported the following statistics regarding accidents and drunk drivers in New Jersey for 2008:
- 154 fatalities with at least one driver testing at a BAC of .08 percent or above
- 197 total fatalities with at least one driver testing at a BAC of .01 percent or above
New Jersey Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Offer Information And Counsel
If your husband, wife, son, daughter, mother or father was killed in a drunk driving crash, the percentage that most likely matters to you is 100 percent. You absolutely did lose your family member in a crash involving another driver who was operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
On the other hand, if you were seriously injured in a truck, motorcycle or car accident involving a drunk driver, statistics such as these may seem irrelevant as you cope with the aftermath of a crash. You may be struggling to deal with the great expenses and losses associated with a burn injury, a brain injury, a spinal cord injury or loss of a loved one in a drunk driving crash.
What is certain is that you need legal help to come to terms with your new stage of life after a disastrous drunk driving accident. The fact that the other driver was drunk at the time of a crash that injured you may strengthen your injury or wrongful death claim. Fortunately, Britcher Leone, LLC, offers no-fee, no-obligation case analyses for drunk driving accident victims.
Our staff at Britcher Leone, LLC, includes medical and legal professionals who can adeptly address the medical issues involved in your drunk driving accident case. This is combined with the extensive trial experience of partner E. Drew Britcher. Drew is not only certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, but he has been counsel of record and/or amicus counsel in more than two dozen reported decisions of the Appellate Courts in New Jersey. He has been named a Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyer in America, a Top 10 New Jersey Super Lawyer and has been given the highest rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell.*
Contact Glen Rock DUI Injury Attorneys At Britcher Leone, LLC
We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your injuries. If we accept your drunk driving and distracted driving accident case, we will represent you on a contingency basis. You will not pay lawyers' fees unless we are successful in your case. Call 866-713-1795 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
*Martindale-Hubbell's AV peer review rating is the highest-rated category an attorney can achieve in the areas of legal skills and ethical standards. AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.