Wfmz.com reported that on July 13th Jeremy White was driving along the 200 block of Stock Street in Nesquehoning, PA.
White was allegedly driving under the influence when he crossed over into the opposite lane and struck a motorcycle driver head-on.
The motorcycle driver died at the scene of the accident. White was charged with felony counts of vehicular homicide and vehicular homicide while DUI.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents people who have been injured in drunk driving accidents in Pennsylvania and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Below Brian shares some of his insight on the legal rights of these victims:
Victims injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. However, in some states including Pennsylvania, these victims and their families may be able to file a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served the drunk driver prior to the crash.
Pennsylvania is one of the many states with dram shop laws that allow third-party vendors to be held liable for serving someone alcohol before a crash. Pennsylvania’s dram-shop law states that an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a patron if: