Injured By A Drunk Driver? Contact A Skilled Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney.
It is common knowledge that drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. Despite this, some drivers still opt to drink and drive, which can result in tragic accidents.
While impaired drivers often believe they are immune from the effects of alcohol, they are not immune from the legal repercussions of causing a car accident. At The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC, our attorney has years of experience in holding impaired drivers accountable here in South Williamsport and the surrounding areas.
How Problematic Is Impaired Driving?
Based on studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32 people are killed in drunk driving accidents in the U.S. each day. Impaired driving also results in thousands of serious injuries.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable For Their Actions
In some cases, drunk drivers are held accountable for their actions by the criminal courts. Nonetheless, the burden of proof in criminal cases is very high, and not all cases result in convictions. If a drunk driver was not convicted for causing your crash, is that the end of the story? Not necessarily.
You still can and should pursue a civil claim against a drunk driver. It takes far less to hold someone accountable financially than it does criminally. An experienced drunk driving attorney in Pennsylvania can assess your case in detail and help you fight for justice.
A personal injury lawsuit can help you cover the financial cost of:
- Medical bills
- Physical and psychological suffering
- Any other financial losses attributed to the accident
A personal injury lawsuit can involve taking the defendant to court or dealing with their insurance company directly. Insurers tend to offer low initial settlements. It’s essential to have a drunk driving accident attorney on your side to ensure that you obtain fair compensation.
Start Your Claim Today
Time is of the essence with personal injury claims. Generally, you have two years from the date the injuries occurred to file. Our lawyer at The Waffenschmidt Law Firm, LLC, can walk you through the legal process. Contact us at 570-505-5561 or use our online form today to arrange a consultation.