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Passengers injured in drunk driving accidents. Facts you need to know.

13
Dec 2010
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What would you do if you were injured while riding in a car with a drunk driver? How would you pay your medical bills? What are the laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey regarding your right to be compensated for your injuries? Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help.

Passengers often sustain injuries in car accidents. On average, 9,668 people die each year in accidents while riding in a vehicle. And often, drunk drivers cause these accidents. In 2008, drunk drivers killed 578 people in Pennsylvania and 197 people in New Jersey. That’s 39 percent of all fatalities in Pennsylvania, 33 percent in New Jersey.

What does all this mean if you were injured while a passenger in a drunk driving accident? Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers.

Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a case against the bar or liquor store.

Liability laws vary by state. Pennsylvania and New Jersey are “no fault” insurance states. That means your insurance company pays your medical bills regardless of who’s at fault. But getting insurance companies to cooperate can be hard.

Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be difficult. You need someone who thoroughly understands the law. You need an experienced legal team in your corner. You need Flager & Associates.

Our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience defending clients seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We tenaciously investigate every case and work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident.

We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help. Contact Flager & Associates today. We’re on your side.

Flager & Associates is a Pennsylvania Law Firm. We cover cases across Philadelphia, Yardley, Bristol, Bensalem and Levittown/ Fairless Hills. Most of the cases we cover are auto accidents, slip and fall, and product liability related.

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