Drunk driving occurs all too frequently on roadways across Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, innocent victims often suffer the dire consequences of other drivers’ irresponsible and reckless actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, the experienced attorneys at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices can help. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you find justice and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering and any other damages you’ve suffered due to the negligence of someone who was driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Civil Liability & Drunk Driving
Although DUI charges are brought in the criminal court, a drunk driver can be sued for damages in the civil court as well. If your loved one was killed by a DUI driver, our drunk driving accident attorneys can assist you with bringing a wrongful death lawsuit against all liable parties. Pennsylvania drunk drivers may also be liable for punitive damages, which are designed to punish a defendant for reckless or wanton behavior and to deter others from doing the same.
While recovering compensation in civil DUI cases may seem cut and dried, the complexities of Pennsylvania law and dealing with insurance companies require the knowledge of seasoned drunk driving accident attorneys who understand the nuances of personal injury law as well.
If a person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs caused you injury or the death of a loved one, you are entitled to make a statement in court if and when the drunk driver is sentenced. This statement could have an impact on any civil matter you may be pursuing against the driver or other responsible parties, so it’s essential to consult with your attorney before speaking out in court.
Accidents With Truckers Driving Under The Influence
If an accident was caused by a truck driver who was driving under the influence, it’s vital to have an attorney who is familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations to ensure all avenues of compensation are pursued. Our drunk driving accident lawyers are experienced in handling these types of cases and have a deep understanding of FMCSA regulations.
Dram Shop Claims & Social Host Liquor Liability
Our drunk driving accident lawyers look past the person behind the wheel and determine if your case warrants a Dram Shop claim. A Dram Shop claim allows you to seek monetary damages from a bar, tavern, or restaurant that serves a visibility intoxicated person who ends up causing injury or death to innocent victims after leaving the establishment. Pennsylvania liquor laws prohibit bars from serving visibly intoxicated persons. Many violations of the PA liquor code support a civil claim for Dram Shop liability. However, proving that the drunk driver was visibly intoxicated can be a major hurdle that a plaintiff must overcome to successfully bring a Dram Shop lawsuit. That’s why you need an experienced drunk driving accident attorney who understands how to build a solid Dram Shop case. “Social hosts” can be held accountable for knowingly serving alcohol to people under the age of 21 who cause injury or death while intoxicated.
Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Get Results
At Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices, our team has a proven track record of recovering maximum compensation for injured victims in cases involving liquor liability, motorcycle, motor vehicle, and tractor-trailer accidents. Recently, in Monroe County, we obtained a $935,000 recovery for a woman who suffered a broken arm, foot, and leg as the result of a car crash caused by a drunk driver who had been imbibing at a local bar.
Contact Us To Learn More
Our drunk driving accident attorneys at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices are dedicated to helping you recover the compensation and justice you deserve. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk driver, call 610-867-2900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.