It isn’t fair. You may have elected to purchase limited tort car insurance coverage, but the accident that you were in was not an accident that you imagined. The other driver was drunk at the time of your crash. How will drunk driving affect your accident recovery?
Drunk Driving May be an Important Factor in Your Accident Case
In some cases, Pennsylvania limited tort law allows people who were hurt by drunk drivers to recover full tort damages. To recover full tort damages after a Pennsylvania drunk driving accident, the other driver must be convicted of drunk driving or accept Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD).
It is not enough that the other driver is arrested for drunk driving. It is not enough that the other driver’s breathalyzer test showed that there was alcohol in the driver’s system. It is not enough that the other driver smelled of alcohol or failed a field sobriety test.
Instead, the standard set by law is that the driver must be convicted of drunk driving or accept ARD. If the driver is convicted, then you may be able to recover full tort damages for your accident injuries.
Contact a Pennsylvania Limited Tort Attorney for Help if You’ve Been Hurt by a Drunk Driver
It is important to contact an experienced Pennsylvania limited tort lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. You may be unable to know what your fair recovery will be until the criminal case against the other driver has been completed. Thus, you do not want to settle with the insurance company until you know the resolution of the drunk driving case against the driver who hurt you.
For more information about protecting your rights and pursuing full tort damages after a drunk driving accident, please contact our experienced limited tort attorneys in Pennsylvania today at (800) 861-5696. We enjoy representing limited tort victims, and we would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.
DUI Crashes Q&A with Injury Lawyer Jon Ostroff
DUI drivers are not negligent; they are criminal. Even in civil lawsuits, juries tend to respond with higher verdicts when someone is the victim of a drunk or drugged driver. In this video, firm partner Jon Ostroff explains why these cases are especially personal to him. Visit www.ostrofflaw.com for more information.