DUI ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
A top DUI accident attorney on your side.
Have you recently been hurt in a serious car accident that you believe was caused by another person who was driving while intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol? Being hurt in any type of accident is devastating, and realizing that your injuries could have been prevented, and were caused by a negligent DUI driver, can be very upsetting.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, a top rated DUI Accident Attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve. The insurance company is not on your side. Their job is to give you as little compensation as possible. The best negotiating leverage you can have is a top rated Philadelphia DUI Accident Attorney ready to go to trial for you.
For over 30 years, Philadelphia DUI Accident Attorney John Fox has held highest Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™. This is a significant accomplishment. As an AV Rated Philadelphia personal injury trial lawyer, John Fox is ranked by his peers at the highest level of professional excellence.
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ is the gold standard peer review authority in attorney rating. An elite group less than 10% of all lawyers hold this rating, which recognizes the highest legal ability, communication skills, and ethical standards.
How Often Does Drunk Driving Cause Accidents?
According to some research, alcohol related accidents account for nearly one third of all traffic deaths across the United States. The National Department of Transportation also shares that many of the people who have been arrested for driving under the influence are repeat offenders. These devastating behaviors can inflict a significant burden in terms of injuries and death.
The toll can be catastrophic for a family member that has lost a loved one due to a preventable DUI accident. If you have survived a DUI accident and are curious about how to receive compensation to pay for your injuries, damages and medical bills, consulting with a knowledgeable Pennsylvania DUI accident attorney could help give you the clarity you need to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.
The criminal aspect of any DUI charge will be handled separately from your personal injury claim. This means you need to retain an experienced lawyer to assist you with your negligence lawsuit. While the outcome of the criminal case could strengthen your injury claim, you need to be preparing for your own liability case, too.
Laws About DUI Accidents
Anyone who has been shown to cause an accident due to negligent behavior, such as being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, could be found negligent in a personal injury lawsuit.
Each driver owes a duty of care to everyone else on the road. When it can be shown that a driver has breached the duty of care and has exposed other parties to injuries, damages or even fatalities, surviving family members or surviving accident victims could pursue a lawsuit. Unfortunately, however, serious compensation awarded in these DUI accident cases in Pennsylvania might not make up for the emotional and physical costs you have endured.
A driver convicted of a DUI will have some level of negligence in your personal injury case, but they might not be the only party who is responsible for the accident and your injuries.
A thorough investigation of the accident scene is required in order to better understand who could be held liable for your accident. As a surviving victim of an accident, it can be too much to think about the possibility of pursuing such a case on your own. This is where retaining a Pennsylvania DUI accident attorney is important.
Third Party Liability in Pennsylvania DUI Accidents
The Pennsylvania statute of limitations means that you have a limited period of time in which to pursue a legal claim. If you wait too long and do not file a lawsuit against the responsible party, you could be barred from recovering compensation that you might be owed as a result of such an accident. Another possible party to be named as liable in a DUI lawsuit is a bar or establishment that provided the alcohol. In certain situations, providing the alcohol could serve as grounds to be considered liable and negligent for damages. If you or someone you know has already suffered injury as a result of a DUI accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Seeking out a respected Pennsylvania personal injury firm with experience in driving under the influence accidents is critical. According to some research, Pennsylvania has an approximately 60,000 DUI arrests every single year.
Just because someone has been convicted of drunk driving does not necessarily mean they will be held liable or be admissible in your personal injury case. While it might seem to you that such a car accident is clearly the drunk driver's fault and you could be entitled to punitive damages if the driver was very drunk, you need to have an attorney advocating four your rights.
You need to be sure to evaluate your options to speak with a personal injury lawyer immediately and to ask questions of your attorney so that you understand what's involved in bringing forward a case. Many DUI cases could be resolved outside of court in a settlement negotiation, but this is based on your attorney's level of experience and the fairness of the settlement offer presented by the other side.
Hire an attorney you can trust when you’ve been hurt in a PA DUI accident.
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No case is too big or too small for an evaluation. Fox Law welcomes the opportunity to represent you. Call us today for a prompt and free consultation regarding your personal injury case. During your consultation, your case will be discussed and the facts will be reviewed and evaluated.
If Fox Law accepts your case, it will be handled on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing out-of-pocket. We carry all of the costs and assume all of the risks when we accept your personal injury claim.
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Where we serve: Center City Philadelphia, Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Allentown, Lehigh Valley, and Reading Pennsylvania.
We are available to meet with you at our Philadelphia office. We also make house calls when necessary.
Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located at Two Logan Square in Center City Philadelphia.
Accessible by walking, bus, train or driving. A parking garage is attached to the building.
Prefer to meet us near Northeast Philadelphia?
We offer free consultations near Northeast Philadelphia by appointment at our conveniently located consultation office in Jenkintown located at 610 Old York Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Located in the heart of Jenkintown, adjacent to the SEPTA Noble Train Station and SEPTA bus commuter service stop in front of the building.