The criminal justice system holds drunk drivers accountable for the harm they cause. But what about the injury victims themselves?
They are often left with serious injuries. Injury victims and their families often feel angry, sad and confused. They wonder what actions to take.
Accident victims and their families may have more options than they think. Pennsylvania law allows injured drivers and passengers to hold bars accountable for over-serving patrons when those patrons cause drunk driving accidents. At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, we handle these often challenging cases — helping our clients hold drunk drivers accountable in Pennsylvania civil courts.
Many people do not know that businesses can be held accountable for the harm caused by drunk drivers. These businesses provide alcohol to a person who was obviously intoxicated or who was underage at the time, and they are legally just as responsible as if they had been behind the wheel.
These dram shop liability cases usually require in-depth investigation, but we have the resources to complete investigations effectively. We find out exactly where the drunk driver was drinking before the accident, which bartender served him and which witnesses saw just how intoxicated he was before he caused the drunk driving accident.
At our northeastern Pennsylvania law firm, our attorneys are familiar with the criminal process and can help our clients understand both the civil and criminal aspects of a drunk driving accident case.
Many of these clients will be asked to serve as witnesses in the criminal case. If necessary, we can attend the hearing with them to help make a difficult time easier. We often take this approach in the cases we handle. Our lawyers manage all aspects of the matter — not just the parts pertaining to your personal injury.