Pennsylvania parents file wrongful death suit after son loses life in drunk driving accidentOctober 30th, 2012 by Gabriel Z. Levin
Three individuals have been named in a wrongful death suit after a teenage boy was killed in a drunk driving automobile accidents. The owner of an upscale Pennsylvania retreat, his daughter and the adolescent driver that crashed were named the defendants. The parents of the victim are the plaintiffs. In court documents, the mom and dad allege that the adolescent daughter, whose father runs Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, served the driver of the vehicle whiskey and rum the night of the incident last September.
Sources, such as The Associated Press, reported that the teen's father was aware that his had access to liquor but did not take any steps to ensure that she wasn't serving it to minors. The victim got in the car with the intoxicated driver, the underage bartender and a few other teens.
The manager of the retreat “knew in fact that [his daughter] had had such parties before and knew and/or likely knew and/or had every reason to know she had supplied underage teenagers with alcohol readily available in his home to those underage teenagers,” read a written statement from the plaintiffs' attorneys, according to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
After the collision took place, a senior judge ordered the vehicle owner who crashed to spend almost 50 days in alcohol rehabilitation. He was also forced give public talks about the importance of not drinking and driving.
The suit was recently filed in Uniontown and as of October 30, no trial date has been set.
If one of your loved ones has lost his or her life due to someone else's negligence, you may want to consider scheduling a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.