When an individual is the victim of a drunk driving accident, he or she may feel fortunate to have survived such an ordeal. Sadly, not all parties are able to live through an auto accident involving a drunk driver, and family and friends can be left distraught over their loss. In situations like this, family members may want to look into civil claims that they could potentially file against a driver considered responsible.
The family of a Pennsylvania pedestrian may be determining whether they want to follow through with a claim after a driver recently pleaded guilty to DUI. It was reported that the man was driving a vehicle when he hit two pedestrians. The vehicle was apparently traveling 20 mph over the speed limit for the area in which the individuals were walking.