In the United States alone, there are approximately 1.5 million car accidents annually involving drunk drivers. This results in nearly 10,000 deaths, and many others suffer serious injury. In Pennsylvania, the Dram Shop law allows individuals to file lawsuits against not only the intoxicated person, but also to the reckless bar owners who had served them. When an intoxicated person causes a serious accident while operating an automobile, not only the business owner, employee, or party host can be held responsible for any injuries or death that may occur. Pennsylvania holds bars or alcohol selling stores responsible for serving “visibly intoxicated persons,” and they can, along with the person driving, be held liable for damages incurred.
In situations involving death or injury to a person which is caused by a drunk driver, our liquor liability attorney can represent you and help recover the losses incurred, have medical care paid for, and have those responsible brought to justice. Lichtman & Associates 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.