Drunk drivers put everyone else in serious danger. Despite heavy fines and other penalties for DUI, too many people still get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. If you were injured by a driver who was intoxicated, an experienced lawyer can help you understand your options.
At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., we are passionate about helping victims of drunk drivers obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Our lawyers are known for aggressive representation coupled with compassionate client service. That formula has allowed us to succeed for thousands of clients across Northeast Philadelphia over the years.
To speak to a skilled Bensalem/Philadelphia drunk driving accident lawyer about injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Pennsylvania, please call 215-809-3882. Your initial consultation is free.
Understanding Drunk Driving Accident Cases
When a person is injured by an intoxicated driver, there are really two separate legal aspects: the personal injury claim and the criminal case. As injury lawyers, we will closely follow the progress of the criminal case against the at-fault driver. If he or she is convicted, that conviction can be a very strong piece of evidence for us to present in the civil lawsuit, and even if you chose "limited tort" coverage on your auto policy, you may be entitled to "full tort" coverage.
As in other motor vehicle accident cases, the injured person can recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
However, in drunk driver cases, Pennsylvania also allows the victim to recover punitive damages in certain situations. Punitive damages means compensation above and beyond the usual amounts. Our skilled lawyers will investigate all aspects of your case to determine whether this additional compensation may be available to you.
Wrongful Death Claims
Because so many drunk driving accidents involve high-speed collisions, or drivers hitting pedestrians or cyclists who are unprotected, many victims lose their lives. If you have lost a loved one, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. We know that there is no possible amount of money that can replace the loss, but it can give you the means to continue making ends meet as you move forward in life.
Contact An Experienced Bensalem/Philadelphia Attorney Today
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a drunk driver, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your potential legal claim. For a free consultation, call 215-809-3882 or contact our law firm online.