A Canadian man responsible for killing one person and injuring others in April of 2018 has been sentenced to four and a half to nine years in prison.
Shane Learn, 49, was driving in nearby Bensalem in April with his wife in the car with him when he left his lane and smashed head-on into a Lyft ridesharing vehicle that had passengers at the time. One of the passengers was killed and Learn’s wife was seriously injured.
Police said that Learn’s BAC was .162% at the time and that he failed two sobriety tests. He pleaded guilty to homicide by vehicle while DUI, aggravated assault, and other traffic charges.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., we know that drinking and driving incidents continue to plague Pennsylvania, especially around larger cities. When you need a Philadelphia DUI accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.
These Accidents Are Severe
The latest reporting year in Pennsylvania tells us that there were 10,346 alcohol-related crashes. Out of those, there were 293 fatalities. These crashes were the cause of 26% of all traffic fatalities for that year.
But what about those who survive?
Unfortunately, there were over 6,500 people injured in 2017 as a result of people driving under the influence of alcohol. These crashes often result in the following severe injuries:
- Spinal cord trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Major lacerations or amputations
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Crush injuries
In the aftermath of a crash with these injuries, a person and their family are often faced with major expenses. The medical costs alone can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but there are also many hidden costs associated with these accidents. This can include lost wages of a person cannot work, the cost of home accommodations if mobility is an issue, as well as immeasurable pain and suffering. Many victims are permanently disabled and unable to enjoy life the same again.
Will your insurance cover all of these costs?
Will it replace your income?
Pennsylvania law enforcement works hard to deter drinking and driving, but they will not stop everyone. Anyone who makes the choice to get behind the wheel after drinking too much needs to be held accountable for their actions.
If You Are Injured
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, please seek legal assistance. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmuskin, P.C., we understand how devastating these crashes can be and we want to help you and your family.
Our qualified and experienced team will work diligently on your behalf to recover the following:
- Compensation for your medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages