Pennsylvania DUI Accident Attorney
Hold Drunk Drivers Responsible with Metzger Wickersham
The damage caused by drunk driving accidents can be tragic. Survivors often report extensive emotional trauma on top of their physical injuries. Despite the devastating effects, drunk driving accidents remain one of the most common causes of injury and death on roadways in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. On average, someone is injured by a drunk driver every two minutes.
Those who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol are negligent and need to be held accountable for their reckless actions. While a drunk driver may be charged criminally, this does nothing to compensate the person he or she injured. Thankfully, civil remedies are available, but compensation is not automatic. It is extremely important for drunk driving victims to retain a qualified attorney for help pursuing a fair recovery to cover their medical bills, damaged property, lost wages, and other damages.
Holding Negligent Drunk Drivers Accountable in Pennsylvania
At Metzger Wickersham, our Pennsylvania DUI accident attorneys are backed by more than 130 years of combined experience handling various legal matters throughout the state. Our team is also one of the largest support staff in the area. We are able to devote an extensive amount of attention and detail to each and every case that we accept. Because we understand that injured people often experience financial difficulties in connection with their injuries, we are happy to provide free case reviews and don’t charge any fees unless we can make a recovery on their behalves.
Don't let your rights be trampled over by insurance companies. Pursue justice with our capable Pennsylvania DUI accident lawyers.
Pennsylvania Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents
Cases involving drunk drivers often have a multitude of contributing factors. With help from our skilled legal team, we can help you hold the appropriate parties accountable for your injuries.
- Drivers: The most obvious party would be the drivers themselves, who choose to drive their vehicles even after consuming too much alcohol.
- Hosts: If a host serves alcohol to a minor who becomes involved in a drunk driving accident, the host may be held responsible in part for the damages.
- Restaurant Staff/Owners: If bar or restaurant staff continue serving alcohol to someone who appears to be intoxicated, they may be held liable for injuries in a drunk driving accident.
Our Pennsylvania DUI accident lawyers can investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and hold the guilty party or parties liable for damages.
What to Do if Injured by a Drunk Driver
Don't let another minute pass before you seek legal representation for your drunk driving accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, you may be able to seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Repair to property damage
- Loss of time & money from work
- Other accident-related costs
You may even be entitled to compensation from the supplier of the alcohol.
Do You Have a Case Against the Drunk Driver?
Never assume things are hopeless–you won’t know anything for certain without speaking with an attorney. Cases which seem unlikely to win often go in favor of the victim. Juries are more likely to side with a victim when enough evidence is presented that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. It also doesn’t necessarily matter if the driver had their DUI dismissed or acquitted; this will be a criminal case, and burden of proof works a little differently than a civil case.
The drunk driver does not have to be convicted for you to receive a settlement.
Do you have a case after your recent accident with a drunk driver in Pennsylvania? Get a solid answer from an attorney at Metzger Wickersham.
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