Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
Injuries & Losses From DUI or Drug Related Accidents
Drunk driving, drinking and driving or DUI driving is the act of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol to the degree where mental and motor skills are impaired.The dangers of drunk driving are well documented and can lead to devastating consequences. These include loss of employment, large hospital bills and even death in some cases. Drunk driving statistics from the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHYSA) indicate that 4/10 of all car accidents in the United States are as a result of driving under the influence. In 2004 alone, over 17000 Americans lost their lives in drunk driving accidents. In spite of all the numerous accidents reported, the law makes it illegal to drive under the influence. This is a criminal offense in most states in the United States.
Philadelphia and the surrounding New Jersey area boasts of a number of prominent law firms with excellent attorneys, however not all are proven litigators. At Ginsburg law, a client in need of representation in drunk driving suit or a victim of DUI driving would be assisted by trained DUI accident lawyers who would ensure that justice is achieved.
Ginsburg & Associates Case Example;
DUI Accident Settlement = $985,000
Woman seriously injured by a drunk driver. National chain sued for serving visibly intoxicated patron.
Liabilities and Legal Rights For Victims In A DUI Accident
Liabilities and penalties associated with the offense of DUI driving are several. For a person who was caught drunk driving, he could end up in jail or pay heavy fines. In some states, a drunk driver faces the penalty of having his or her driving license revoked for some time or even undergoes a probationary period. Other penalties include vehicle impoundment and forfeiture. However, it is important to note that every person has a right to an attorney, both the drunk driver and the victim. A victim of a drunken driving accident, on the other hand, has to ensure that he or she performs several tasks immediately after the accident.