Drunk Driving Victims

Drunk Driver Accidents in Philadelphia

Get The Representation You Need

When an individual operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they place themselves and others on the road at a very high risk of being injured or killed. Drunk driving laws have been set in place to discourage people from driving vehicles with compromised motor functions and slowed reaction times.

When a person's blood alcohol concentration is at or above .08%, they are considered to be legally intoxicated and cannot safely operate a vehicle. Individuals who drive drunk cannot react as quickly as sober drivers and can make mistakes behind the wheel that can cause accidents, injuries, and even death.

Get The Compensation You Deserve

Drunk driving victims in Philadelphia can seek compensation for doctor bills & hospital bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, although every case may differ. The compensation amounts awarded will depend on the extent of the drunk driving victim's injuries and the circumstances of the accident. The negligence of drunk drivers results in shocking statistics:

  • The negligence of intoxicated drivers wreaks havoc among thousands of innocent victims every year.
  • In 2010, alcohol-related crashes led to 459 fatalities in the state of Pennsylvania
  • In 2010, there were 34 alcohol-related accidents in the state each day
  • On average, 26 people were injured in drunk driving-related accidents each day in 2010
  • 66% of all drunk driving deaths occurred between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
  • In 2009, there were approximately 2,500 alcohol-related holiday crashes

Work With Our Experienced Car Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver in Philadelphia or Delaware County, you should contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. as soon as possible. You can take action now to protect your future by hiring an experienced and skilled Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to handle your case and hold the drunk driver responsible for their negligent actions.

As your attorney, Thomas Murphy will be working directly with you until the resolution of your case, and he always makes it a high priority to help injured drunk driving victims obtain the compensation they deserve.

If you would like to find out what kind of compensation you may be entitled to, call us at (215) 569-1500 or fill out a free case evaluation form today!