When someone else’s bad decision to drink and drive impacts you or your family’s safety, you need to act immediately to secure your rights, and protect your financial future against possible catastrophic medical expenses, or potential lost wages. Automobile accidents are tragic enough, but to fuel the problem with alcohol is unconscionable.
Sadly, a third of all traffic deaths in the Keystone State are directly attributable to entirely preventable alcohol related instances. Indeed, as measured by 2010 statistics, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the state ranked 35th in the nation for total alcohol related deaths at 459 fatalities.
A recent accident in the Pennypack park section of town is a case in point of the tragedy that can so quickly unfold. Two vehicles collided when an SUV crossed over the center median and struck another car head-on. The driver of the SUV, who was uninjured, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. The collision trapped the 50-year-old driver, and his 77-year-old passenger, inside their car and had to be extracted before being transported to Aria-Torresdale Hospital where they are listed in serious condition.
Seek Qualified Legal Representation
If you find yourself in a similar plight, then you need to seek out qualified legal representation to make sure that you get the just recompense that you are due. Pennsylvania’s Dram Shop Liability Law means that those who provided the alcohol can also be found at fault as a contributing factor if you become the victim of a drink driver who was served after it was obvious they were impaired.
Your lawyer should fight for you to ensure that you are financially covered for medical bills, rehabilitation and therapy, compensation for pain and suffering, and lost income. There are many ways to secure a judgment beyond the insurance company of the impaired driver, and our qualified team of litigation attorneys specializing in identifying and chasing down those who are responsible for your suffering.
If you find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to recoup for your losses associated with a drunk driver-related accident then you need to call our offices and get the correct legal attention for such a case.