Driving is incredibly dangerous, which is a fact that most people understand. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to make the incredibly irresponsible choice to drive after having too much alcohol. This can lead to devastating accidents. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, we are here to help if you need a Philadelphia car accident attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured after being struck by an alcohol-impaired driver, we will work to investigate the incident and obtain full compensation for your losses.
According to data available from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 9,380 total crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, the DOT says that there were 299 fatalities and 5,938 injuries. Alcohol-related fatalities accounted for more than 28% of all traffic deaths during the latest year in Pennsylvania.
This data shows us that drunk driving continues to be a major problem on the roadways throughout Pennsylvania. Our Philadelphia drunk driving accident attorneys regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
Our Philadelphia drunk driving accident lawyers have extensive experience handling these cases. We will use our resources to gather all evidence needed to prove liability in this case. This can include:
Our goal will be to secure full compensation from the drunk driver’s insurance carrier. Additionally, we will use Pennsylvania’s dram shop law to explore holding other parties accountable for what happened, including servers at a bar or restaurant, any person who continued to serve alcohol to the drunk driver, or a retail establishment that sold alcohol to the drunk driver. If any of these other parties sell alcohol to a person who is visibly intoxicated, they could share liability for an accident.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by an alcohol-impaired driver in or around Philadelphia, contact the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay for help today. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into the incident, prove the liability of the drunk driver, and secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include coverage of your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, property damage expenses, pain and suffering losses, and more. When you need a Philadelphia drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.