Two people died in a three-car crash in Philadelphia. The accident happened just after midnight. According to police, an SUV was going east when it struck a Honda broadside. The force of the crash sent the Honda into a Jeep. The two victims in the Honda were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the jeep suffered bumps and bruises. The driver of the SUV was arrested for DUI. When a person sustains injury in a car crash, a Philadelphia car accident laywer should be retained.
Accidents Involving Drunk Drivers
Everyone knows that alcohol impairs your ability to drive a motor vehicle, and yet accidents involving drunk drivers still occur at an alarming rate on America's roadways. Alcohol depresses your reaction times, diminishes driver concentration, and affects the accuracy of your eye's focus. Nonetheless, millions of Americans get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol often causing catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
In Pennsylvania, a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% is considered legally drunk. For the average sized person, a .08 BAC may take two or more drinks to reach. However, several studies conducted by the US Department of Transportation have found that a BAC of .01 can still have a significant impact on your ability to drive. This means that a driver who has consumed as little as ½ of a drink still poses a heightened threat to everyone else on the road.
Drunk drivers who are at fault for an accident may face criminal charges, including:
Unfortunately, these penalties do not take into account the injuries that victims of drunk driving have suffered because of a driver's negligence. The damages you face when you are injured by a drunk driver can have lifelong consequences. Many people involved in these accidents suffer life-threatening injuries. According to the DOT statistics, over 50,000 people are killed by drunk drivers every year.
When you are injured, or when your loved one is killed by a drunk driver, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side. Only an attorney can make sure you are fully compensated for your losses and provided with the support you need to recover.
The Lassen Law Firm can help you recover the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses as a result of a car accident involving a drunk driver.