Every day, people who have no business being on the roadways get behind the wheel of a car and put others at risk. There are a variety of people who fit this description, from people with dementia who mix up their gas and brake pedals to people who are sleep deprived and too fatigued to safely operate a vehicle. One of the most dangerous, though, is the drunk driver. DUI crashes often result in few injuries to the drunk driver and horrific and even fatal injuries to the accident victims. If you were hurt in a DUI crash and want to discuss your case with a DUI lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. today for a free consultation.
National DUI statistics
Impaired driving is defined as operating a vehicle when one’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is at or above .08. The Federal Bureau of Investigations estimates that more than 1 million intoxicated drivers were arrested over the course of 2010, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), impaired drivers are four times more likely to be operating a vehicle at night than during the day. A startling 17 million people admitted to having driven while impaired according to NHTSA data.
DUI crashes can result in catastrophic injury
The reckless driving behavior that often accompanies impaired drivers when they get behind the wheel can result in severe injuries that could cause permanent disability and chronic pain in the victims. The reduced inhibitions and lack of good judgment that goes along with alcohol or drug intoxication can lead to drunk or otherwise impaired drivers speeding, making lane changes without signaling or checking blind spots, or even driving on the wrong side of the road. All of these rash driving behaviors can create a recipe for a devastating disaster in the form of a DUI crash.
Accident victims can take legal action
You have the right to take legal action against the liable party if you were involved in a DUI crash. An attorney can guide you through the legal process and help you file a personal injury claim in the civil courts in pursuit of damages. Damages are calculated by the courts and given a monetary value based on factors like extent of injury, severity of injury, injury treatment (medical care, physical therapy, rehab care, etc.) costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. These damages can then be paid out to injury victims as financial compensation.
King of Prussia DUI accident attorneys
If you need a DUI accident lawyer in King of Prussia, the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can offer you assistance with filing a legal claim. Our attorneys specialize in handling DUI accident litigation and we are renowned for being staunch legal advocates for our personal injury clients. Our commitment to providing clients with top-tier legal services en route to recovering damages sets us apart from other area law firms. We will push to recover damages for your case which can then be paid to you as a cash award. Contact us today for a no-cost case evaluation.