According to research presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 individuals suffer fatal injuries in car crashes every single day as a result of an alcohol impaired driver. This costs more than $44 billion annually and contributes to up to one third of all traffic related fatalities across the United States. Many of these devastating accidents are totally preventable.
The rules about drinking and driving are clear in Pennsylvania and yet people still violate the rule by assuming that they are fine to drive. If you are with friends and family members who have been drinking, it’s a good idea to appoint a designated driver or point them in the right direction of getting another ride home. Even having a couple of beers or glasses of wine can contribute to a blood alcohol content over the legal limit.
Driving under the influence of alcohol has the potential to lead to criminal charges and penalties as well as civil consequences if an accident is caused. Your ability to react quickly and judge situations accurately is severely impaired when you have been drinking. If you have already been involved in an accident because someone else was drinking and driving in Erie, Warren or Crawford counties, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Often times the victims in a drunk driving accident sustain injuries that continue to impact them for many years to come. These frequently come with costly medical expenses and lot of day to day adjustments for the accident victims. That’s why The Travis Law Firm allows impacted individuals to file a personal injury claim to help to recover compensation for their injuries. If this applies to your situation, it’s in your best interest to consult with an attorney sooner than later so that you can begin the path to recovery.