Drunk driving is a crime, not an accident. Impaired drivers must be held responsible for the victims of their crimes.
Every day, people in the U.S. die in vehicle crashes involving a driver impaired by alcohol, and many more are injured. Drivers with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or higher are considered by law to be alcohol-impaired.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by a driver that is drunk or impaired by drugs, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers has the experience, knowledge, and passion to help you. Drivers who make the reckless decision to get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs should be held fully accountable for the harm they cause. Our skilled attorneys help car crash victims and their families hold drunk and high drivers financially accountable for the lives they harm, so that our clients can begin to put their lives back together. For our firm, it’s personal. Reach out to a Pennsylvania drunk driving accident lawyer today.
Who Might Be Held Responsible for the Crash?
While the individual driver is responsible for getting behind the wheel after drinking, others might also be held liable for the damages caused by the crash. For example, a bar or another establishment may be held legally responsible if it served that person alcohol when he or she was visibly intoxicated and that person then caused a crash. “Visibly intoxicated” refers to apparent signs of intoxication, such as slurred speech and staggering.
Similarly, a “social host,” meaning the host of a private event the driver attended, might also be held liable for the crash if he or she served the driver alcohol despite visible intoxication. Talk to a lawyer about potentially at-fault parties in your drunk driving accident case.
Limited Tort Exception in a Drunk Driving Crash
In some cases, Pennsylvania law allows motorists with limited tort insurance to recover full tort damages when they have been hurt in a crash involving a drunk driver. To recover full tort damages, the other driver must be convicted of drunk driving or accept Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). Our experienced attorneys can help you understand how limited tort works in a car crash caused by drunk driving.
Recommended by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
Attorney Jon Ostroff has a decades-long reputation across Pennsylvania for successfully representing victims of drunk drivers. In fact, for decades, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) has recommended Jon to the families of victims of drunk drivers when they are searching for legal representation. The leaders of MADD know that Jon’s commitment is personal. His mother was critically injured by a drunk driver, and his best childhood friend was killed by one. Jon knows firsthand the devastation that these preventable crashes cause, and he and his team are dedicated to helping others obtain justice and compensation.
The leaders at MADD of Pennsylvania have believed in Jon’s true commitment to the families he represents. Those closest to Jon know that representing the victims starts with his heart, not his wallet, and is his true passion in his work.
Speak with a Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Accident Attorney to Seek Justice and Compensation
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed by a drunk driver, contact Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers today to find out how we can help you. Taking action immediately allows our DUI attorneys to gather critical evidence that might otherwise disappear with time.
Call or fill out our online form for a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We’ll review the details of your case and explain how to take the next step toward seeking justice and compensation.
Jon knows exactly how to make a drunk driver pay for the devastation caused to a family. Drunk driving is a crime, not an accident. Contact our Pennsylvania drunk driving accident lawyers before you speak to the insurance company.
Drunk Driving Lawyer Jon Ostroff
I know how you feel. I have lost loved ones to drunk drivers. I have lost friends to drunk drivers. I have spent my career making drunk drivers, and the bar they came from, pay for the lives they ruin. That’s why MADD of Pennsylvania has recognized me as an Honorary Member, committed to taking care of the victims of drunk drivers.
The sooner you call me, the sooner I get a chance to find the people who saw Bob being served while he was drunk, so I can make the bar pay.
The sooner you call me, the sooner I can take over the paperwork, the phone calls, the investigation, everything necessary to identify everyone who needs to be held accountable for the drunk driver killing your loved one and destroying your family.
The sooner you call me, the sooner I can help take care of you.
For nearly 25 years, I have been representing the estates of over 100 children and adults who have died across Pennsylvania as a result of someone else’s drinking and driving. I will spend the time and money it takes to figure out what happened to your loved one. If I don’t recover money for your loved one’s estate, I will pay these costs.
My ability to find the evidence that wins cases has earned me my distinguished reputation across Pennsylvania as a wrongful death attorney I focus my practice on representing and helping the victims of drunk drivers. Call Jon Ostroff any time of the day, any day of the year.