Driving under the influence is not only illegal, but also dangerous. In addition to increasing reaction times and reducing a person’s coordination and awareness, intoxicated drivers are also more likely to undertake other dangerous/illegal activities, such as speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, half of the drivers aged 21-24 who were involved in fatal accidents in 2005 were speeding.
Additionally, one person loses their life every 20 minutes in the United States as a result of an drunk driving related accident. Annually, 708,000 individuals suffer injuries as a result of alcohol related crashes. Almost 50% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident in their lifetime. For males, ages 16-24, alcohol related accidents are the leading cause of death.
If a drunk driver injured you, please contact our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury law firm right away.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a drunk driver, please use our Contact Form or call us now at 1-888-4-WFJ-LAW. There is no fee for an initial consultation on personal injury cases. Additionally, since personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, there is no charge for our services unless you receive money for your case.