Drunk driving accidents can be devastating for victims. These incidents can lead to severe injuries or death for those involved. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, our Allentown drunk driving accident attorneys are ready to help if you or somebody you love has been injured due to the actions of an impaired driver. We will investigate every aspect of the crash and work to secure the compensation you need for all accident-related expenses. Contact us for a free consultation of your case today.
Despite the best efforts a state and local law enforcement, drunk driving accidents are still a regular occurrence in all areas of the Commonwealth. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, there were 128,420 total traffic accidents during the latest reporting year. Out of those, we know that there were 1,190 fatalities and 78,219 total injuries reported.
When we look more closely at the statistics, we can see that alcohol-related crashes caused 6,227 total crash injuries and 331 of the total traffic-related fatalities. That means that drunk drivers were responsible for nearly 28% of all traffic fatalities during the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania.
Looking at the statistics, we can see that drunk driving accidents are often more severe than other types of vehicle accidents. This is because impaired drivers tend to operate at higher speeds and often do not slow down before an impact. These factors often lead to severe injuries, and it is not uncommon for the Allentown drunk driving accident lawyers at the Dan Doyle Law Group to help clients who have sustained the following:
These injuries are severe and require extensive medical care. Victims of drunk driving accidents often incur significant medical expenses.
The most obvious at-fault party in these cases is the impaired driver, but there may be other parties responsible for what happened. Under Pennsylvania’s dram shop and liquor liability laws, anyone who served or sold alcohol to a visibly intoxicated individual could also be held accountable for the damages caused by that intoxicated person. This is why drunk driving accident cases require extensive investigation in order to determine all liable parties.
If you are somebody you care about has been injured due to the recklessness of a drunk driver in Allentown, seek legal assistance today. At the Dan Doyle Law Group, we are going to get to work investigating your case immediately so we can secure the following: