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New Jersey Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Aggressive representation for those injured by drunk or drugged drivers in NJ

While drunk driving has decreased by a third in the past few decades, it continues to plague our roadways and create a major traffic hazard for other drivers. Each day, about 29 people die in alcohol-impaired traffic crashes, which works out to about one death every 50 minutes and more than 10,000 people every year according to the NHTSA. To help you cope with the aftermath of a New Jersey drunk driving accident, the personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, are available to evaluate your case.

If you choose to retain our legal services and we accept your case, we will keep a close watch on the outcome of any DUI charges against the other driver. Key pieces of evidence may come to light during a criminal trial. All relevant facts are important as your NJ drunk driving accident injury attorneys prepare a strong case for full, fair compensation for you.

Why driving drunk is so dangerous

Alcohol impairs thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination. It slows reaction time and it makes drivers who have drank too much useless behind the wheel. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal in New Jersey and everywhere else in the U.S. The legal limit of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) as measured in a breathalyzer, which is a device that a suspected drunk driver blows into after he or she has been pulled over by law enforcement. Drunk driving accidents regularly result in serious injuries as well as fatalities.

Proving liability after a drunk driving accident injury

All licensed drivers owe a duty of care to the other drivers with whom they share the road to drive safely and to obey the traffic laws. When drivers make the choice to get behind the wheel after having had too much to drink, they put others at grave risk. If you have been injured in a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver, his or her drunk driving conviction can be helpful to your NJ personal injury attorney who is pursuing compensation for your injuries and other losses. Knowing that a drunk driver caused the accident does not guarantee any level of compensation. However, the drunk driving element can make your injury claim or wrongful death claim more compelling.

If you were injured or if your family member was killed or seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, your biggest concerns are not statistics or trends. Rather, you most likely need compensation for medical expenses and other losses. If you sustained a catastrophic injury, you will have special needs for a lifetime. If your next of kin lost his or her life in a drunk driving accident, your entire family must live the rest of their lives without that person’s contributions to the family. An experienced NJ drunk driving accident injury will fight for the compensation you deserve when you have been injured because of a drunk driver’s negligence.

What damages are available in a NJ drunk driving accident injury claim?

If you were injured in a traffic crash that was caused by a drunk driver and you intend to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses, depending on the severity of the injuries and the nature of the crash there are several types of damages you might recover including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Funeral costs
  • Other losses

Third-party liability for drunk driving crashes

If a person was over-served alcohol, and then left the restaurant and caused a crash that resulted in injury or death, you may be able to hold the business liable for the accident. New Jersey has a dram shop law, which imposes a liability on restaurants, bars, clubs, and liquor stores. This law also applies to social hosts who serve alcohol at private parties. Your experienced NJ drunk driving accident injury attorney from Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow is thoroughly familiar with dram shop laws and determining who is liable for your injuries and losses.

Whether we settle your claim with the insurance companies or take your case to trial, you will enjoy the benefit of working with an award-winning legal team that is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and our partners have received an important designation from the New Jersey Supreme Court as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. We are available to meet with you at the hospital if you are unable to come to our offices, and we are dedicated to fighting for you all the way through to the end.

Hurt by a drunk or drugged driver in New Jersey? Call us now

From offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River, our New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP advise and represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation matters throughout New Jersey. Contact us online or call our office at 732-384-1331 or to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey car accident lawyer.

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

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"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
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2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

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2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

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2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

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I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

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"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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