Yes, you may have the right to sue a drunk driver in Pennsylvania.
It is against the law to drive a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or greater. A person may face criminal charges for drunk driving regardless of whether or not the person caused any harm if he or she is found to have a BAC of 0.08 or greater.
However, in order for you to sue a drunk driver in Pennsylvania, it is not enough to know that the driver was drunk. You must also have standing to sue. If you suffered physical injuries because of a drunk driver or if you lost a close relative such as a spouse, parent, child or sibling in a Pennsylvania drunk driving crash then you may have the right to sue a drunk driver in Pennsylvania.
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