Are You The Accident Victim of An Impaired Driver In Reading?
Gary Brod and The Brod Law Firm have over 30 years experience obtaining substantial compensation for those who have been seriously injured due to the fault and negligence of an impaired driver in Pennsylvania. If you get involved in a car accident, it can be especially frustrating to find out that the other driver was drunk or drugged at the time of the crash. You were abiding by the law, but now you have to deal with your injuries and the damage to your car that came about because someone else broke the law. And while it might make you feel better to hear that the drunk driver is facing charges and can lose his or her license, neither of these things will pay your hospital bills. Also, if alcohol is a factor you may be able to sue the bar which served the drunk or impaired driver if it can be proven in court that the bar served the responsible driver while already showing signs of intoxication.
This is where the top rated car accident attorneys at the Reading-based Brod Law Firm can help. By filing a personal injury claim against the drunk driver who hurt you, we can help you get the compensation that you need to make a full recovery. We know Pennsylvania drunk driving laws and how to use them to your best advantage in your auto accident case.
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The Problem of Drunk Driving In America and Reading
We all know that drunk driving is a dangerous thing to do and that it impacts thousands of lives every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2014 alone, there were 9,967 people who were killed in car accidents that involved someone who was impaired by alcohol. This accounted for 31% of all traffic fatalities in the United States that year and meant that 28 people died in a crash with a drunk driver every day.
This only represents the number of people who have died in a crash with a drunk driver, though. Far more are hurt. In fact, an estimated 708,000 people are hurt in car accidents with an impaired driver, with 74,000 of those suffering serious injuries.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Get You the Compensation You Deserve
Whenever you get hurt because of someone else's negligence or their criminal acts, you have the right to take them to court to get the compensation that you need for what you have lost. This is true even if they are already facing criminal charges for driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania.
If you choose to enforce your rights and pursue compensation in a civil case, then your personal injury lawsuit will run alongside their criminal DUI trial. However, you will often be able to use the evidence presented against them in their DUI trial to assist you in your civil trial to show that they were, in fact, negligent.
Car Accidents At The Brod Law Firm In Reading
Car accidents are serious events that can change your life. At best, injuries that you sustain can ruin your week. At worst, they can debilitate you for the rest of your life.
Whenever you get hurt in a car accident that was not your fault , you should seek legal help to ensure you get the compensation that you need to make a full recovery and that you deserve to have. After all, if it was not your fault that you got hurt you should not be the one who has to foot the bill. Simply put, top rated personal injury attorney Gary Brod believes the most important goal is getting the injured personal injury victim the best result possible.
Contact the car accident attorneys at the Brod Law Firm for the legal representation that you need to get the help you deserve from the impaired driver who hit you. Contact us online or toll-free at 1888-435-7946 (1888HELPWIN). To better serve Reading, central and southeastern Pennsylvania we have offices in Philadelphia, Reading and Bala Cynwyd.