Drunk Driving Accidents-Attorneys Representing Victims of DUI Accidents
With over 52,000 DUI arrests per year in Pennsylvania, with a growing number of DUI-Drugged cases, (11,808 in 2010), our roads have become less and less safe. When a person makes the choice to get behind the wheel after drinking, they put the lives and safety of others at serious risk. Drunk driving is a common offense throughout the United States and Pennsylvania, despite ongoing public education and State Patrol announcements regarding the subject. Despite all of the heartbreaking stories and warnings from DUI accident victims, families of victims, past DUI offenders, law enforcement officials and awareness groups like MADD, people are still taking the risk and operate a vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages.
If you know someone who was recently injured or killed in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, we at The Melaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch Law Firm will help you take legal action against the responsible party. Helping DUI Victims and their Families is a critical part of our practice. With over 11,000 fatalities in the U.S. caused ever year by drunk drivers alone, this is an issue that effects us all.
Drinking alcohol or consuming drugs impairs judgment and physical ability. In Pennsylvania, a person is considered legally intoxicated if they possess a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. Many believe that even after a few drinks it is still okay to drive, however statistics show us that is not the case. It is estimated that three in every ten Americans will be involved in an alcohol related auto accident. One can recover for the loss of a family member that fell victim to a drunk driving accident through a wrongful death action. Furthermore, injured parties may also file suit against the negligent drunk drivers that caused the accident. Our drunk driving accident and injury attorneys in Erie can help you and your loved ones recover for any loses you may have incurred through a drunk driving accident.
People who drink or drug and drive put everyone's life at significant risk. When you or one of your loved ones is injured during a drunk driving accident our lawyers can help you get the monetary compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Our lawyers firmly believe in standing up for injured DUI accident victims. Injured victims need to be given a voice when it comes to these situations and that is exactly how the attorneys at our firm treat each and every client who comes to them seeking representation. Obtaining maximum compensation amounts is our highest priority when handling your DUI injury claim and we will fight hard to make sure that you are taken care of after being injured in a drunk driving accident.