For more than 40 years, Levin & Malkin has successfully fought for the rights of New Jersey residents, never more aggressively than when protecting innocent victims of DUI accidents. We know the devastation that can result from the mindless actions of a reckless driver who chooses to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. If you have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury due to an impaired driver, contact our experienced DUI accident attorneys who have the legal skills to win your case.
How Levin & Malkin DUI Accident Attorneys Give You an Edge in or out of Court
There are many reasons to choose Levin & Malkin for your personal injury claim. Not only do we have extensive experience negotiating DUI accident settlements and fighting for positive courtroom verdicts, but we are well known for:
- Our track record of winning millions of dollars for our clients
- Our communication and litigation skills
- Our thorough and detailed accident investigations, including examination of police records, medical reports, witness statements
- Our well-prepared trial strategies often lead to substantial negotiated settlements
- Our network of medical and technical experts who may testify in court on your behalf
By contacting Levin & Malkin as soon as possible, you give yourself the best chance of success in winning sufficient damages to secure your future.
The Terrible Injuries New Jersey DUI Accidents Cause
It is bad enough that 2.3 million people suffer serious injuries on U.S. roads each year; the fact that more than one person dies each hour in an avoidable DUI accident is unconscionable. Organizations like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) have had a strong positive impact on lowering DUI accidents, but that doesn’t help you if you are the victim of a driver impaired by alcohol or prescribed or illicit drugs.
Far too many innocent victims suffer the following DUI injuries:
- Bone fracture
- Severe burns
- Dangerous lacerations
- Spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis
- Internal bleeding/damage to, or loss of, an organ
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
- Neuromuscular damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Traumatic brain injury
Any of these DUI accident injuries can be life-altering. Even if the injuries themselves are not permanent physically; emotional damage resulting in anxiety, depression, or PTSD, can be long-term. Tragically, of course, a certain number of DUI accidents result in wrongful death. No matter how you have been injured, Levin & Malkin will treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
Isn’t DUI a criminal offense in New Jersey?
Yes, it is. However, you should be aware that whether or not the impaired driver that caused your injuries is arrested or convicted of DUI under New Jersey law, you are within your rights to sue for damages. This is where Levin & Malkin comes in.
When we meet with you for your initial, free consultation, we will assess whether you have a viable claim. If you do, we will immediately begin working in your best interests, calculating the sum you are entitled to in order to: pay your medical expenses, replace your lost income, and restart your post-accident life. Because we are aware that you are no doubt suffering financial, as well as physical and emotional, trauma, we will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we recover damages.
Critical/Fatal Actions Made by Impaired Drivers
According to the NHTSA, impairment can make drivers considerably less alert by slowing coordination, judgment, and reaction times (e.g. alcohol and marijuana), or by making them more aggressive and reckless (e.g. cocaine and methamphetamine). Moreover, using two or more drugs simultaneously can amplify the effect. For these reasons, drunk or impaired drivers are more likely to do one or several of the following, causing a serious or fatal accident:
- Weaving between or straddling lanes
- Driving the wrong way on a road or highway
- Hitting another vehicle or pedestrian
- Speeding, tailgating, driving with unlit headlights
- Turning improperly
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
- Committing a hit and run (knowing they are at increased legal risk)
Damages Levin & Malkin Will Fight to Win for Your DUI Accident Injury
At Levin & Malkin, we are fully committed to holding DUI drivers accountable for the suffering and carnage they cause. You can rely on us to fight hard to obtain substantial compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages will reimburse you for
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income (both present and future)
- Loss earning capacity
- Property damage or loss
- Psychological counseling
- Extended nursing care
- Alterations to your home to make it accessible
- Replacement services (e.g. house cleaning, transportation)
Non-Economic damages will provide compensation for
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Because drunk or otherwise impaired drivers are always, by definition, at fault for breaking the law and risking the safety and lives of others, we may also be able to win you punitive damages.
Punitive Damages are designed to punish the defendant and to warn off any potential offenders.
If you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one in a DUI accident, we know we cannot make your family whole again. Nonetheless, we will do everything in our power to provide you with the funds to pay final medical costs and funeral costs, and to give you a cushion of financial and emotional support.
Contact Our Experienced DUI Law Firm Now
Levin & Malkin’s DUI accident attorneys have the strength and determination to bring you a negotiated settlement or a productive verdict to see you through this challenging time. Call on us to experience the relief of having our dedicated team in your corner.