Sadly, approximately 1.5 million car accidents involving drunk drivers occur in the U.S. each year. Many of the victims of these drunk driving auto accidents suffer serious injuries and nearly 10,000 drunk driving accidents result in death.
In Pennsylvania, individuals who are harmed by drunk drivers may file lawsuits against irresponsible and reckless bar owners, as well as the intoxicated drinker. This is called the Dram Shop law in Pennsylvania.
An intoxicated person who causes a serious accident while operating an automobile, as well as the business, establishment, owner/employee, or social host who gave alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person or minor is legally responsible for any damage that that person may cause.
Pennsylvania law states in part that “it shall be unlawful” for bars to serve persons who are “visibly intoxicated.” This means that if a bar serves a visibly drunken individual and he or she is injured or injures someone else, the bar is responsible.
The Trapani Law Firm proudly fights against drunk driving and the resulting serious injuries and fatalities. It is important that the people who irresponsibly sell alcohol to an individual that is visibly intoxicated be held financially responsible for the resulting injuries. Pennsylvania law is clear that it is illegal to sell alcohol to either a minor or a person who is visibly intoxicated. Call our Allentown personal injury lawyers anytime for a free consultation.
The Trapani Law Firm has the dram shop liquor knowledge and experience necessary to litigate drunk driving auto accidents and hold the owners of bars, restaurants, liquor stores, hotels and social hosts responsible for injuries or deaths caused by a drunk driver.
The liquor liability attorneys at The Trapani Law Firm handle cases throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania on a contingency basis, meaning you will not pay unless you are financially compensated. Our offices are conveniently located in Allentown, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton, and State College to better serve our clients across the state.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driving auto accident or any other alcohol-related injury caused by the negligence of an irresponsible party, please contact an Allentown dram shop lawyer at The Trapani Law Firm for a free consultation by calling (610) 351 – 2330 or contact us.
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