Patch.com reported that on June 1st Dylan Urbanowski was driving with four passengers on the 1600 block of Grant Ave in Philadelphia, PA when he lost control of his vehicle.
He crossed to the other side of the road and hit a car going in the opposite direction. Urbanowski and all four passengers were ejected from the car. Two victims did not survive the crash.
Urbanowski was charged with homicide by a vehicle while DUI and various other related crimes.
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: