Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is an egregious and negligent act that places other motorists and pedestrians in danger. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families that have been harmed by a drunk driver. We understand how devastating a drunk driving accident can be, and we strongly believe that individuals who drive under the influence and the establishments that serve them should be held accountable for their actions. Serving Lancaster, Allentown and beyond, an auto accident attorney from our firm will have the experience and persistence needed to bring about a successful case resolution for you and your family. Contact a Philadelphia auto accident lawyer today to schedule a free consultation.
Contact A Pennsylvania And New Jersey Auto Accident Lawyer
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, we will work diligently to see that you obtain the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Lancaster or Allentown-area auto accident attorney, contact Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., today. With office locations in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Philadelphia and beyond, an auto accident lawyer from our firm can help.
Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers pose a real risk to motorists and pedestrians and must be held accountable for their actions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that alcohol and drug-related traffic accidents caused 16,855 fatalities in 2005 — nearly 40 percent of the total number of traffic fatalities for the year. Unfortunately, this means that the volume of traffic fatalities in America every year could be drastically reduced if individuals didn't make the willful and reckless choice to drive while under the influence. Serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania, an auto accident attorney from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., can provide sound legal counsel and aggressive representation if you have been involved in a drunk driving accident.
Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits
It is important to remember that, if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver, you have rights. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages (including future wages), and pain and suffering. It may also be possible to file for punitive damages against the liable party to punish him or her for operating a motor vehicle with a wanton disregard for the safety of others. Our trial-hardened lawyers will aggressively represent you and take your case to trial if necessary to see that you obtain just and fair compensation for your suffering.
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you may also be eligible to file a claim against the party responsible for providing the defendant with alcohol. Known as Dram Shop Liability, the law allows the victim of the accident to file for compensation from the business or individual who served the intoxicated driver alcohol if it can be shown that the defendant was visibly intoxicated when he or she was served, or the provider of the alcohol should have known that the party was intoxicated. If the defendant is under 21 years of age, you can file a claim against the provider of the alcohol regardless of other circumstances. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we will file suit against any and all negligent parties to help ensure you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
In the event that a loved one has been killed in a drunk driving accident, our compassionate attorneys and staff will guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. We can handle the complex legal aspects of filing a lawsuit so that your family can continue the grieving process. Serving individuals throughout New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area, an auto accident lawyer from Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., can help your family obtain compensation for medical costs, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. Contact an auto accident lawyer from our firm today and schedule a free consultation.