Working To Protect Injury Victims’ Rights In Pennsylvania Drunk Driver Collisions
There may be nothing more pointless than collisions caused by drunk drivers. All of these collisions could be avoided if these people would simply make the right decision and call a cab or give the keys to someone who is fit to drive. Instead, they get behind the wheel, placing themselves and everyone else on the road with them in grave danger.
When drunk drivers cause collisions that lead to serious injuries, they must answer to their victims as well as the law. Even in light of such compelling evidence, insurance companies will often try to deny that their insureds were not at fault for the collision. If you have been injured in an collision that was caused by a drunk driver, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately.
The Advocates You Need Following A DUI Collision
At the law firm of Graham & Mauer, P.C., our attorneys have extensive experience representing victims who suffer at the hands of drunk drivers. We understand the emotions our clients experience when they are injured by drunk drivers. It is more than merely being the victim of another driver’s error. You were the victim of a crime. We fight aggressively to see that you receive the maximum level of compensation available.
Punitive Damages And Other Compensation In Drunk Driving Collision Cases
Under Pennsylvania law, drunk driving collisions are automatically considered full tort claims, regardless of what type of auto insurance policy you have. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you automatically have the right to seek damages for pain and suffering and other exemplary damages in addition to compensation for your medical care, wage loss and property damage.
In injury cases that involve particularly reckless and irresponsible behavior, Pennsylvania law allows victims to seek punitive damages. These are damages that are intended to punish them for their actions and are awarded to victims over and above damages for economic and noneconomic losses. We review every case to determine whether an argument could be made for punitive damages.
Speak With One Of Our Attorneys About Your Injury Claim
We invite you to contact one of our offices in Harrisburg or Valley Forge to discuss your injury claim with one of our lawyers. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get your questions about the causes and importance of DUI car and motorcycle collision claims answered without obligation. You can contact us at 610-933-3333 or via email. An attorney will answer the phone when you call.