When someone chooses to drink and drive, they risk the lives of everyone around them. If you have been injured in a car accident with a drunk driver, the law is on your side. At Munley Law, we stand up for the rights of people injured or killed in car accidents caused by impaired drivers. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident in Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey call us today at (855) 866-5529 or use our online contact form. We will review your case at no charge, and help you determine what to do next.
Since 1959, individuals and families suffering from car accident injuries have turned to Munley Law for help. We have established a reputation as industry experts, not only in Northeast Pennsylvania but throughout the United States. We have been named among the Best Lawyers in America, listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms, and earned the best possible ratings from our clients and our peers. See some of our recent settlements and verdicts, and learn what our past clients have to say about Munley Law.
Drunk Drivers Cause Many Serious Car Accidents
Drunk driving is a serious offense. Since 2002, it has been illegal in all 50 states to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. Pennsylvania has a series of penalty tiers for a conviction of driving under the influence, depending on the driver’s BAC. The tiers are for .08, .10, and .16 percent or higher. The penalties include fines, loss of driving privileges and, after a second offense, jail time, with stiffer penalties for repeat offenses. An illegal BAC is the “presumptive” standard for establishing that a driver charged with DUI was driving under the influence or while impaired.
Other signs that a driver was impaired include:
- Weaving or having trouble staying in their lane
- Crossing the center yellow line
- Driving too fast or too slow
- Failing to use headlights at night
- Failing roadside sobriety tests
- Slurring speech
- Having red or glassy eyes
A driver who drinks alcohol before getting into a car does not have to be legally drunk to cause an accident that results in injury or death. If you suspect that the driver who caused your accident may have been under the influence, a drunk driving accident lawyer at Munley Law will investigate that possibility. As the victim of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation.
Our Car Accident Attorneys Hold Drunk Drivers Accountable
If a drunk driver hurts or kills another person, the car accident attorneys at Munley Law will hold that driver accountable for his/her negligence and recklessness. Drivers who get behind the wheel after drinking face civil liability for the harm they cause. Injured victims and their families have a right to seek compensation for:
- Wrongful death
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
After a fatal drunk driving accident, the deceased victim’s family may pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver. If the driver is a minor, you may also be able to hold the person or establishment who served the driver alcohol responsible for the accident.
Contact a Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Now
The drunk driving accident lawyers at Munley Law have helped clients throughout Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey who have suffered a serious personal injury or the loss of a family member in a car accident with a drunk driver. When you work with us, we deploy a team of experienced legal professionals, medical experts, and investigators dedicated to your case. Our attorneys will fight on your behalf to protect your rights and obtain the compensation you need. There is no fee unless we win, and you do not have to pay anything up front or out of pocket.
At our free consultation, we will answer your questions and help you make informed decisions about your legal options.To contact a drunk driving accident lawyer, fill out our online form or call us toll free at (855) 866-5529 for a free case consultation.