The driver responsible for tragic car accident that killed two individuals in New Jersey last August has been charged. Authorities claim he was driving while intoxicated when the crash occurred. If this is the case, the surviving family members of the victims of this alleged DWI accident may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
Every day on roads in New Jersey and throughout the United States, it is not uncommon to find impaired drivers. Millions of drivers a year admit to having driven drunk at some point -- though not all are involved in accidents or are criminally charged. However, numerous alcohol-related auto collisions do occur and many of them result in fatality. When a fatal DWI accident does take place, a victim's surviving family members may be left struggling in a variety of ways.
Police in New Jersey arrested the driver believed responsible for hitting and killing a teenager in Burlington County. The alleged DUI accident occurred May 22. The teenager and a friend had been walking off the side of the road when he was hit.
Every single day across the country, approximately 27 people are killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. Numerous others are injured in such incidents. When a drunk driving accident occurs, whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, what can victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members do?
A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a crash that resulted in the death of another individual. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred Jan. 29, in Sussex County. At this time, it is unknown if any other charges are pending against this young man.
It seems that few days go by without a DUI-related accident being reported on the news. While the dangers of driving while impaired are well-known, numerous Americans still choose to get behind the wheel while inebriated. In New Jersey it is no different. It is truly unfortunate that one may fall victim to a drunk driving accident as a result.
On average, one person dies in an accident caused by an impaired driver every 51 minutes. This translated to 10,322 people dying in 2012 in impaired driving accidents, which was 31 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States. In addition to the human cost, these accidents cost $59 billion annually. In 2010, 1.4 million people were taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol.