Pennsylvania takes drunk driving seriously. But despite statewide sobriety checkpoints and other safety measures, drunk driving accidents are still a persistent issue on our state’s roads.
At McDonald at Law, we help victims injured by people who choose to drink and drive. If you need legal assistance with your drunk driving case, an experienced auto collision attorney at McDonald at Law could help you compile evidence and collect damages. Throughout south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania, we take defendants, their counsel and their insurance companies to task. We will make them pay for the devastation and destruction involved with your car accident. You can get immediate help from one of the knowledgeable DUI attorneys at our Lancaster office by calling today.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense in Pennsylvania. Under 75 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §3804, those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances can lose their license, owe steep fines, or face jail time. If an inebriated driver is involved in an accident, they may even lose their job.
Drunk drivers may also find themselves financially responsible for injuries and property damage if they cause a collision. Pennsylvania law automatically labels intoxicated drivers as negligent, which could make them financially liable for an injured person’s damages.
At McDonald at Law, our experienced lawyers understand the nuances of drunk driving cases and could help an injured person recover the appropriate financial damages. We could help a victim gather evidence about their collision and hold the reckless driver accountable.
Drunk driving accidents are incredibly dangerous. A witness or victim of a collision should contact authorities and medical experts immediately after the incident. Healthcare professionals can provide treatment to injured people in order to minimize the risk of a catastrophic injury. Police officers can administer a field sobriety test to determine a driver’s level of intoxication at the time of a collision.
Per 75 Pa.C.S. § 3802, the authorities must determine a drunk driver’s blood alcohol within two hours of an accident. The sooner that the police are able to measure the defendant’s BAC, the better. An intoxicated driver’s body continually metabolizes alcohol, so time is of the essence.
If they are able, the victim should also gather accounts of the incident and contact information from any witnesses. Collecting photos or videos of the scene could help our skilled lawyers at McDonald at Law assemble a strong legal defense.
We understand how an accident caused by a drunk driver can cause catastrophic injuries and rip your family apart with grief and despair. We will do all we can to ease your burden and answer your questions throughout your case. We will stand by you every step of the way, committed to providing exceptional client care during a difficult time. Our team of Lancaster personal injury lawyers can help you get necessary medical treatment and counsel you on both your short-term and long-term legal options, including a wrongful death suit if a loved one was killed.
McDonald at Law has earned the respect of peers in the legal community. We have consistently achieved the kind of results our clients seek for their injuries. We hold the bar high for ourselves and expect superior performance from every member of our legal team. You should, too.
Our trial lawyers command attention in the courtroom. At the outset of every case, we prepare for trial even when the opposition makes a settlement offer. Often, an offer falls far below our client’s needs. In those cases, we apply our proven skills to negotiate full and fair compensation and, if necessary, we take the case to trial.
Attorney Michael McDonald’s focus on results has earned him membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and platinum membership in the National Verdict Club. He is a board-certified specialist, a level achieved by only 1 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys. Such distinctions translate into more effective and more efficient results for our clients.
There is no excuse for drinking and driving, especially when this combination results in a serious accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver and you live in south-central or southeastern Pennsylvania, call McDonald at Law’s Lancaster DUI attorneys or contact us online.