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Recent drunk driving accidents: Victim in serious condition

When drunk driving accidents occur, others often bear the brunt of an irresponsible driver's actions. Victims of drunk driving accidents typically have legal recourse against such individuals in the state of New Jersey. A woman remains in serious condition after being injured in a recent car accident. 

The 35-year-old Shrewsbury woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old Orange woman. The driver lost control of the vehicle, and it collided with a concrete barrier. The accident occurred in the early part of November in the southbound lane of the Garden State Parkway.

The passenger was thrown from the car and then struck by it as the vehicle continued bouncing across the road before colliding with a concrete barrier. She was rushed to a local hospital and underwent emergency surgery and is still in serious condition. The driver is currently facing drunk driving charges. 

Drunk driving accidents can have devastating consequences. Even if the passenger survives, she will likely be faced with extensive medical bills and ongoing physical therapy. She has the right to pursue a personal injury claim in a civil court in New Jersey. If the court rules that the driver was negligent in a manner that caused or contributed to the serious injuries suffered by the passenger, then a judgment for monetary damages may be awarded. Victims of drunk driving accidents typically consult an experienced personal injury attorney in order to assess the validity of their claim as well as to seek effective representation in pursuing financial relief.

Source: nj1015.com, "Parkway crash driver faces DWI charge", Dan Alexander, Nov. 8, 2015

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