Despite years of public service announcements and educational programs, the number of drunk driving accidents is still outrageously high. These incidents commonly lead to serious injuries or death. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to the actions of a drunk driver, the Dan Doyle Law Group is here to help. We want to get to work investigating the crash in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to right now. When you need a DUI accident lawyer, we are here to help.
What we know about drunk driving in PA
As we look at impaired driving statistics for the Commonwealth, we need to look at the overall picture of car accidents. During the latest reporting year in PA, there were more than 128,000 total traffic crashes. Out of those incidents, more than 80,000 people were injured and 1,127 people lost their lives.
As we take a closer look at these numbers, we can see that there were 10,346 total alcohol-related crashes during that same year. While that may seem like a small number compared to the overall total crashes, you should know that these incidents accounted for 26% of all traffic crash deaths.
For those who survive these incidents, they are often left with serious, life-altering injuries. Drunk driving crashes often occur at high speeds and drunk drivers to not always slow down before an impact. Because of this, we commonly see the following injuries as a result of a Bensalem DUI accident:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures and dislocations
- Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
- Dismemberment or amputation
- Other injuries that inhibit a person’s daily activities
- Significant disfigurement
Victims of a DUI crash are often left with major medical expenses. If they cannot work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.
How will the victims be compensated?
It can be difficult to deal with insurance companies in the aftermath of a DUI crash. Your attorney will work to prove that the other driver was impaired and that their actions caused your injuries. If they do not offer a fair settlement, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit. Your attorney will also look into whether a bartender, server, or clerk sold alcohol to the person who caused the accident. If they did, they could be held accountable under PA’s dram shop liability laws.
We are ready to get you through this
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car crash involving a drunk driver, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. The financial responsibility for this crash should not fall on you. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to fully investigate this incident and work to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a Bensalem DUI accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.