Philadelphia DUI Lawyer
Personal injury claims arising from drunk driver's are increasingly common, as alcohol is prevalent throughout American society. At sporting events, private parties, community gatherings, corporate events and in private homes, alcohol is readily available. The consequences of drunk driving are severe.
According to statistics published by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), almost 17,000 people die each year in automobile accidents involving an impaired driver. While auto accidents of any type can lead to catastrophic personal injury, those involving drunk driving significantly enhance the likelihood of catastrophic personal injury or death. Indeed, in 2005, 39 percent of fatal crashes involved alcohol. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motorists involved in automobile accidents while intoxicated were significantly more likely to have a prior conviction for driving while impaired (DWI) than were "drivers" who had not consumed alcohol (NHTSA 2006). Pennsylvania drunk driving statistics are consistent with the national figures.
As attorneys who litigate cases arising from drunk driving and DUI are well aware, state DUI laws, including those in Pennsylvania, impose mandatory license suspensions, and potentially more serious criminal penalties.
We can help you recover damages from your personal injury
While criminal remedies may help society to achieve redress for the irresponsible conduct of drunk drivers, it does not redress the grievances of individuals injured in automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, or otherwise, as a result of drunk driving. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you can recover damages for the injuries that you have suffered through the negligence or recklessness of others. Our Pennsylvania drunk driving lawyers can counsel you in connection with your claim for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, and property damage. Members of your family may have personal injury claims as well. The personal injury attorney's at Kane & Silverman have secured benefits and settlements for many types of illegal substances injury cases. The following are common names we use:
Glossary of our DUI terms:
Commonly used drunk driving legal terms we use include:
•DUI - driving under the influence
•DWI - driving while intoxicated
•DUII - driving under the influence of intoxicants
•OMVI - operating a motor vehicle intoxicated
•OUI - operating under the influence
•OWI - operating while intoxicated
•DUIL - driving under the influence of liquor
•DWUI - driving while under the influence
If you are involved in an accident please call us toll free at 866-484-6992, fill out the online form to the right, or visit one of our three locations in center city Philadelphia, Lancaster or Marlton. If you live outside of Pennsylvania and New Jersey feel free to contact the American Justice Network, a personal injury litigation network that leverages decades of experience and relationships with attorneys to facilitate a connection with the best attorney for you.