In an August 2013 accident, an allegedly 26-year-old drunk driver hit a 55-year-old woman on a road in Middlesex County, New Jersey according to CBS Local New York. The driver was immediately killed and the woman has suffered trauma, has undergone numerous surgeries and must now live in an assisted living facility.

The woman is suing the bar where the driver got drunk for compensatory and punitive damages. The woman blames the bar, in addition to the deceased woman, because the bar failed to stop serving her alcoholic beverages. A medical examiner’s report found that the driver’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit at the time of her death.

Punitive damages serve as a punishment. Compensatory damages are designed to help a victim for suffering due to an injury according to FindLaw.

The woman’s lawyer suggested that the bar should have an option for a car service to get people home who are drunk. This assertion is in part fueled by the fact that the drunk driver was driving someone else’s car that she got from the valet lot apparently without noticing. This complication is also what may hold the bar liable.

Accidents are painful and stressful. There is no reason to allow an accident to complicate your life financially, however. Attorney Jayson Lutzky has practiced law for 30 years in New York and is here to help relieve that complication. He fights for the rights of his clients and offers free in person initial consultations. If you have an injury or you are homebound, then he can arrange to meet you at your hospital or at your home. Call 1-718-514-6619 to learn more or visit today.