DUI Lawyer in Lancaster
Personal injury claims arising from drunk driver’s are increasingly common, as alcohol is prevalent throughout American society. At sporting events, private parties, community gatherings, corporate events and in private homes, alcohol is readily available. The consequences of drunk driving are severe.
According to statistics published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), almost 17,000 people die each year in automobile accidents involving an impaired driver. While auto accidents of any type can lead to catastrophic personal injury, those involving drunk driving significantly enhance the likelihood of catastrophic personal injury or death. Indeed, in 2005, 39 percent of fatal crashes involved alcohol. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motorists involved in automobile accidents while intoxicated were significantly more likely to have a prior conviction for driving while impaired (DWI) than were “drivers” who had not consumed alcohol (NHTSA 2006). Pennsylvania drunk driving statistics are consistent with the national figures.
As attorneys who litigate cases arising from drunk driving and DUI are well aware, state DUI laws, including those in Pennsylvania, impose mandatory license suspensions, and potentially more serious criminal penalties.
Recover Damages From A Drunk Driver
While criminal remedies may help society to achieve redress for the irresponsible conduct of drunk drivers, it does not redress the grievances of individuals injured in automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, or otherwise, as a result of drunk driving. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you can recover damages for the injuries that you have suffered through the negligence or recklessness of others. Our Pennsylvania drunk driving lawyers can counsel you in connection with your claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and property damage. Members of your family may have personal injury claims as well.
A DUI Lawyer in Lancaster at Haggerty & Silverman can help you to recover damages under the drunk driver’s insurance policy, your insurance policy, as restitution in a criminal law proceeding, or directly from the person who caused your injury. For a free drunk driving injury case evaluation, please complete our claim form online or contact us by phone at 888-243-4326. If you have additional questions please utilize the free information center provided by the American Justice Network.