Legal Rights of People Hit By Drunk Drivers in PA
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and helps them secure the financial compensation they deserve. Here is Brian with some thoughts on the legal rights of those injured in Pennsylvania DUI crashes:
It is crucial to be aware of your options for financial compensation for these setbacks. Victims injured by drunk drivers may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
However, in some instances, these victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who served the drunk driver before the crash – also known as a dram shop claim.
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. In the state of Pennsylvania, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if:
- the customer was visibly over-intoxicated,
- or the customer was under the legal drinking age of 21 years old and the vendor was aware.
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