Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

Do You Need a DUI Lawyer?

In the United States, each state has their own laws when it comes to drinking and driving. In spite of this, the number of drunk driving cases continues to double each year over the past couple of years. This only shows that people are not aware or do not consider driving drunk or driving under the influence as a very dangerous and even fatal movement, not only for the driver and passengers but also for other drivers and pedestrians.

Knowing and understanding the laws and the circumstances surrounding driving under the influence could come in handy especially if you get involved in a DUI case. Punishments for DUI cases vary depending on the kind and degree of the case. Aside from this, a number of aggravating factors may affect the sentence to be given to you. To cite an example, it exacerbates your case when you are caught driving while intoxicated with a child below 16 years of age inside the vehicle. You not only put yourself in danger but you also endanger the lives of children. Another good example of an aggravating factor is being arrested for a DUI violation or a DWI violation more than once over a ten year period. Lastly, your case could also go from bad to worse if the amount of alcohol content in your blood when you got arrested is more than.20, the acceptable alcohol content limit. Aside from the mentioned examples, there are plenty of other aggravating circumstances that have been continuously …

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Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Can I Sue a Bar For Serving a Drunk Driver in Pennsylvania?

Under Pennsylvania Law, The Dram Shop Law, 47 P.S. Sections 4-493.1 state that any business “violates the law to sell, give, or provide liquor or drinks that are tampered with or brewed, or to allow alcoholic or brewed or alcoholic beverages to be sold, supplemented or given to people who appear drunk “Button.

Furthermore, the Statute Law and the Case Law require that serving people who appear to be drunk must be the cause of injury or damage. “Cause” successfully suing the bar means there must be a causal relationship between the presentation of the drunk driver and the cause of the injury. For example, where a bar serves someone who looks drunk then the person gets into his car and the rear ends 10 minutes later, there is a possible “cause” of damage to be able to sue the bar in a civil case and recover. The further in time to when the injury occurs, makes proof of cause to sue a bar less likely or clear. It need not be the only cause, but “a” cause that without it, would render the injury/damages less likely to occur.

So, in a situation where a person leaves a bar, then causes injury to himself or another person, the bar can be found responsible for civil damages. The damages can include: bodily injury, pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills, consortium claim of a spouse, loss of life’s enjoyment, future lost earnings.

The key question about whether you can successfully sue …

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