Labor Day is a day of celebration, and though most people responsibly celebrate, not everyone does. If you are someone who has been injured in an auto accident due to a drunk driver in Pennsylvania, you most likely qualify for the financial compensation you need to heal. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about drunk driving accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do after being injured in an accident by a drunk driver?
If you are injured by a drunk driver in Pennsylvania, you should take several steps to help ensure that you recover the compensation you need to heal. They are as follows:
- Call the police. They will report the incidence and administer tests to determine whether the driver was, in fact, under the influence of alcohol at the time of your accident. This is critical in winning your claim.
- You should then ask any witnesses of the accident for their contact information.
- Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle or the other motorist’s vehicle.
- Ask your doctor for all medical documentation regarding your injuries after you are transported to, and treated at, the hospital.
- Retain the services of an experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorney who can work to fight for all the compensation of which you are entitled to. We may not only sue the driver, but under certain circumstances, we can also sue the establishment responsible for serving alcohol to the individual who caused your accident under Pennsylvania’s dram shop law. The dram shop law states that if a bar, restaurant, or any other vendor of alcoholic beverages serves someone who is visibly intoxicated alcohol, and that person then gets behind the wheel and injures another person, that establishment may be sued for compensation as well.
How long will I have to sue a drunk driver for an accident in Pennsylvania?
If you are injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Pennsylvania is, generally, two years, you will, under most circumstances, have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve today–all you have to do is ask.
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