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Drunk Driver Accidents

Drunk Driver Accidents are senseless and incredibly frustrating for victims. We understand how one negligent act can turn another family’s life upside down. Unfortunately, impaired driving under the influence is too common and this negligence often leads to serious accidents. 

When a driver who is drunk or under the influence of drugs causes an accident, they may face criminal charges. But a criminal conviction does not automatically result in monetary compensation for the injured victim. 

If you or a loved one are involved in an accident and believe that the other driver is under the influence, it’s critically important to speak to law enforcement officers on the scene about your concern. It’s also a good idea to take down witnesses’ contact information, and write down your impressions of what happened immediately afterward as evidence.

Following the shock of the accident, your priority should be getting back on the road to recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay for that recovery, or how you’re going to pay for car repairs. Not to mention, the headache of dealing with work and insurance companies. All of this uncertainty brings additional stress to an already frustrating situation.  

But what if you had a team of legal experts handling all these headaches for you? An experienced team with your best interest in mind, dedicated to winning your case and getting you the maximum available financial compensation possible.  

At Dimian & Masterpalo, that’s exactly what you’ll get. We have a proven track record of holding negligent drivers and insurance companies accountable to the fullest extent. When you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200

The laws of New Jersey entitle drunk driving accident victims to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages, and permanent disfigurement or injuries. If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, you deserve the maximum available financial compensation to cover you during this time of need. 

Unfortunately, many car accident victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve. Insurance companies are known to offer lowball coverage that barely addresses your needs, sometimes even refusing to cover some of the damages. A legal claim greatly improves your case with insurance and work. Research shows that accident victims who choose to retain an attorney typically receive three times as much compensation compared to those who do not have legal counsel or representation at their side. 

Our New Jersey accident lawyers have the skills and experience needed to protect your rights. At Dimian & Masterpalo, we believe in exceptional client care – you can count on us working tirelessly to win your case and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Dimian & Masterpalo?

Dimian & Masterpalo Attorneys at Law specializes in accident cases in New Jersey. We have a proven track record dating back to 2012 – helping thousands of people just like you win their case and move forward after sustaining an injury caused by another’s negligence. With 98% of our business coming from auto accident victims, we are expertly equipped to address any and all complicated legal issues your case might present.

We are the best accident lawyers in New Jersey – not only because of our success rate and experience, but also because of how we treat our clients. At Dimian & Masterpalo, our main focus is to assure you get the individual attention and expertise required to receive the justice and compensation you deserve. From the moment of the accident through the entire litigation process, Dimian & Masterpalo are there to advise you every step of the way.

And when you hire Dimian & Masterpalo, you pay nothing upfront. Our fees are only collected if we win your case. If we don’t win, you don’t pay! Contact us for a free consultation 24/7 at (732) 508-9200.

Dimian & Masterpalo is ready to serve you with premiere legal representation through unmatched client service, uncompromised professional integrity, and dedication in the field of law as it pertains to motor vehicle accidents.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Impaired Driving?

“Drunk” is the most common thought when a driver is referred to as impaired. But in New Jersey, driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) also counts. DUID laws apply to anyone who is operating a vehicle while under the influence of a “narcotic, a controlled dangerous substance, hallucinogenic or habit-producing drug.” Some of these drugs include:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • LSD
  • Ketamine
  • Steroids
  • Bath salts
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Psilocybin
  • Ecstasy
  • Amphetamine
  • Oxycodone
  • Methadone

In addition to controlled substances, certain over-the-counter medications and prescriptions also qualify for DUID. Medications that can cause drowsiness, such as antidepressants, allergy medications, sleeping pills, cough syrups, and painkillers, all carry warning labels that operating a vehicle while taking them can alter your ability to react to situations. Driving while taking these medications can be considered negligence. 

What Are the Signs of A Driver Under the Influence?

A driver who is under the influence of a stimulant will have an elevated heart rate and blood pressure. The driver may also appear anxious, confused, or even violent. Drivers who are under the influence of depressants such as alcohol will have a decreased heart rate and blood pressure, and they can appear tired and lethargic. 

Drugs and alcohol can impact a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle in many ways:

  • Loss of judgment
  • Poor muscle coordination and slower reaction time
  • Inability to focus
  • Difficulty maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles
  • Distorted vision and visual perception
  • Difficulty remaining in one lane
  • Decreased ability to process information

If you are involved in an accident and believe that the other driver is under the influence, it’s critically important to speak to law enforcement officers on the scene about your concern. It’s also a good idea to take down witnesses’ contact information, and write down your impressions of what happened immediately afterward as evidence.