A severe crash resulted in serious injuries to two people and moderate injuries to a 25-year-old man charged with drunk driving. The crash happened around midnight in Northeast Philadelphia when the driver of a small SUV lost control of his vehicle. The unidentified man was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control and veered over into oncoming lanes of traffic. Police say the SUV was going close to 100 mph when it crashed head-on into another SUV. Two male occupants in the second SUV, ages 50 and 70 years old, were both seriously injured.
Police and paramedics arrived at the accident location whereupon the two injured men were taken to a local hospital. They were listed as being in serious condition. The driver of the smaller SUV that caused the head-on collision was also taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. He was listed as being in stable condition. Police have charged him with driving under the influence resulting in serious injuries. Were you a drunk driving victim? Get the help of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to find out how you can recover substantial compensation for all damages.
People who get behind the wheel while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs are responsible for nearly 500 fatal accidents in the state of Pennsylvania every year. There are about 30 alcohol-related accidents daily in our state. Such blatant recklessness should not go unpunished. While the criminal justice system works to bring such individuals to justice, it is important that you know that you have the right to pursue a civil case against the drunk driver responsible for your injuries. He or she should be held accountable for all injuries or losses you have suffered. If you lost a family member in a DUI accident then you may have a wrongful death claim.
Personal Injury Lawyer for Philadelphia Drunk Driving Victims
Accidents caused by drunk or drugged drivers are extremely frustrating because not only did they cause injury or death to others, but the incident could have been easily avoided had they not been so careless or reckless. Attorney Thomas Murphy understands how important it is to get swift, quality results for his clients who have suffered an injury. He may be able to get you and your family the compensation you need to recover. Contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. today to schedule a free case evaluation.