Labor Day is a holiday where many people from across the state travel to celebrate with their friends and family. Unfortunately, because of the high volume of traffic, the chances of a car accident occurring greatly increase. Two types of accidents we see are those caused by drunk driving, and those where passengers are unfairly involved and injured. If you are someone who is injured in either of those accidents, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am injured in an accident by a drunk driver?
If you are injured by a drunk driver, you must call the police, as they will conduct various tests to determine whether the driver who caused your accident was, in fact, above the legal limit at the time. If they determine that the driver was legally drunk, you will have a very good chance of winning a future personal injury claim. You should take down all other forms of evidence, if you can, including any witness’s contact information, pictures of the accident, and more. From here, you should seek medical assistance and hire an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can see whether you can hold an additional third-party liable for your injuries in accordance with Pennsylvania’s dram shop law. The dram shop law in PA states that any establishment that serves an individual who is already visibly intoxicated may be held liable for any injuries that the already-intoxicated person causes. This is a complicated area of personal injury law, which is why you need an attorney with extensive experience helping those who have been wrongly injured in drunk driving accidents.
What should I do if I am hurt as a passenger in my relative’s car?
Generally, on Labor Day, people carpool with their friends and families to their destinations. That being said, for example, if your cousin causes a car accident and you are injured, you may require financial compensation to heal, however, you do not want to sue your cousin. After all, it was only an accident. Of course, this is completely understandable, however, our clients are often relieved to learn that we will not have to sue their cousin; instead, we will sue your cousin’s insurance company, which should leave your cousin virtually unscathed. If you have any additional questions regarding the claims process ahead, all you have to do is give us a call. We are here to help.
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