When you are walking from store to store, or maybe walking to a restaurant during your lunch break, we know the last thing you think about is getting hurt. You certainly do not plan on a vehicle ending up on the sidewalk with you, upside down after an accident.
Thank goodness nobody was hurt in a crash over the summer that saw a vehicle hit several parked cars before flipping and coming to a stop on the sidewalk in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown section.
The driver of the vehicle was placed into custody and charged with driving under the influence.
While we are thankful nobody was injured or killed, we know this could have been much worse than the property damage which resulted from the crash. The driver of this vehicle made a choice to get behind the wheel, essentially turning himself into a weapon to everyone on and around the roadway.
Vehicles And More
Let’s look at the latest reporting year statistics for Pennsylvania:
- 297 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes.
- 6,589 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes.
- On average, there are 28 alcohol-related crashes each day in the state.
- On average, 18 people are injured each day in alcohol-related crashes in the state.
When people think of drunk driving accidents, they usually think of vehicle versus vehicle crashes. We do not want you to forget just how vulnerable other people are when someone is driving drunk.
As opposed to people in a vehicle, these groups have much less protection from the impact of a vehicle.
Injuries from a drunk driving accident can be severe. Often, the person who has been drinking does not even hit the breaks until after the accident, leading to high-speed collisions.
While even minor injuries can mean large medical bills, drunk driving accidents often lead to major injuries like spinal cord and head trauma as well as severe internal organ damage. If you face a long period of recovery and rehabilitation, how will you support your family? What if you are never able to return to work?
Will insurance cover all of your accident-related expenses?
What about any psychological or emotional issues you may encounter in the aftermath of an even this traumatic?
What You Can Do
We know it can be scary when you get into an accident. It is the last thing you expect when you start your day. Unfortunately, you cannot control the behavior of other people around you. If you need a car accident lawyer in Philadelphia after a drunk driving incident, let the Dan Doyle Law Group help you. We know that your medical bills are probably piling up fast. If you have been unable to return to work because of your injuries, your lost income could put you and your family in financial jeopardy. Let us help you secure the compensation you deserve so you can get back to living your life. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 215-987-3730 for a free consultation.