Helping Those Injured In Drunk Driver Accidents
Under Pennsylvania law, a driver who has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than .08 faces criminal charges and may be civilly liable for monetary damages. A bar, restaurant or social host may also be held civilly liable for monetary damages. If the accident resulted in the injury or death of another driver or passenger in either vehicle, the DUI driver may be charged with a felony for vehicular homicide or vehicular assault. Even if the driver is acquitted of the criminal charges, however, victims may pursue civil damages for personal injury or wrongful death. If you are the victim of a drunk driver, you may seek full compensation regardless of your tort option.
Experienced Western And Central Pennsylvania DUI Accident Attorneys
If you were injured by a drunk driver or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver in western or central Pennsylvania, call Ainsman Levine, LLC, in Pittsburgh. Since opening our doors in 1993, we have become the personal injury firm that victims of negligence turn to first when seeking full and fair compensation. Over the years, our attorneys have earned recognition by prestigious organizations, including The Best Lawyers in America and Pittsburgh Magazine Super Lawyers.
Negligent Serving Of Alcohol (Dram Shop Laws)
In addition to seeking damages from the drunk driver, victims may have a legitimate claim for damages from the bar, restaurant or social host found to be liable for serving the driver excessive alcohol and allowing him or her to operate a vehicle when leaving the premises. So-called dram shop laws give victims an option for recovering full and fair money damages, even if the DUI driver was not covered by sufficient insurance, which is often the case.
Free Consultation · Personal Injury Cases Handled On A Contingency Fee Basis
At Ainsman Levine, LLC, our attorneys provide experienced and personalized legal services tailored to meet clients’ short- and long-term needs and goals. We are Pittsburgh’s straight-talking personal injury lawyers.
Our offices are just off the Parkway, next to the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. Contact us to discuss your questions and concerns during a free consultation with one of our experienced Pittsburgh attorneys for drunk driver accidents today. As long as you are represented by this law firm, there will be no attorneys’ fees or costs if you do not recover money damages in a settlement or jury verdict.
We understand that your injuries or other circumstances may make it difficult for you to come to our offices in downtown Pittsburgh. Our lawyers can arrange to make home, office and hospital visits throughout western and central Pennsylvania.