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What are the drunk driving penalties in Pennsylvania?

Drunk drivers are punished harshly under most state laws. In the minds of many people accidents caused by drunk drivers are even more inexcusable than an accident caused by a sober driver. Reckless driving in and of itself is irresponsible in that people that engage in this type of behavior do not take other drivers on the roadways or their well being into consideration. Multiply that by 100 when talking about drunk drivers. A drunk driver has no regard for other drivers and proves that by making the decision to proceed to drive while intoxicated.

If the drunk driver dies, who is responsible for medical bills?

First and foremost, being involved in any type of vehicular-related accident can be devastating. In your driving lifetime, you will most likely be involved in a car accident, but most of us are lucky and are merely involved in fender-benders, which are low-level traffic accidents in which no one is hurt. However, unfortunately, many people have to bear witness to more serious types of car crashes, especially where drunk drivers are at fault. Drunk driving accidents are one of the most heinous types of accidents, because they have the potential to leave the victims seriously injured or dead. Personal injury resulting from an accident of this type is a given.

Is the Dram Shop Act useful in drunk driving accident cases?

Being involved in a drunk driving accident is an untenable situation. Victims in drunk driving accidents often times bear the brunt of the accident and can suffer severe injuries. At times, a drunk driving accident can result in death. The families of the victims are usually the ones that have to deal with the aftermath of the accident because the actual victim is too incapacitated to do so. The legal steps taken after an accident of this type can be complex and confusing because a criminal suit as well as a civil suit can arise out of a drunk driving accident.

Are there defenses to drunk driving accidents?

Involvement in any car accident is always concerning but being in a drunk driving accident seems to carry with it a certain stigma because of the nature and circumstances surrounding the accident. Unlike other car related accidents, drunk driving accidents occur because of the actions of the driver not in spite of those actions. Accidents involving drunk drivers tend to leave the victims in the accidents seriously injured or dead. The victims in crashes of this kind can look to the legal system to be made whole.

Contesting drunk driving at the state level

Unfortunately, some people in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, have to suffer through the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. Whether you yourself have been in an accident with a drunk driver or are a family member of a victim, it is never easy dealing with being a party to an accident of this magnitude. Drunk driving accidents seem to be even more heinous in nature than other types of car wrecks because the perpetrators of these accidents choose to put others in harm's way by their actions. It is almost a misnomer to call a drunk driving accident an accident because but for the driver getting behind the wheel of the car drunk, the accident most likely would not have occurred.

Pennsylvania teen killed in drunk driving accident

Every driver probably recognizes the inherent dangers on the roadways. Experience behind the wheel is helpful in avoiding certain hazardous situations, but no amount of experience can avoid every type of accident. This is especially the case where drunk driving accidents are concerned, because it isn't easy to tell who is driving impaired, so there aren't many ways to actively avoid these types of accidents. Oftentimes drunk driving accidents cause seriously bodily injury, or they are deadly in nature, which makes this one of the worst types of vehicular accidents.

Suspected drunk driver causes crash on Schuylkill Expressway

Drunk drivers continue to pose one of the biggest dangers to other motorists on Pennsylvania's roadways. Their negligence, recklessness and inability to maintain control of their vehicles often result in serious car crashes that cause other drivers and their passengers to suffer both physical injury and property damage. Unfortunately, police officers and state troopers are not immune to the risk posed by drunk drivers.

Drunk drivers should get harsher penalties

One of the most horrific types of accidents on the roadways of Pennsylvania are accidents involving drunk drivers. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are quite prevalent. Accidents involving someone driving under the influence often leave the victim in pretty bad shape. Many accidents of this nature result in death for the victim. Because some people decide to drive while impaired, they are putting everyone else on the roadways at risk.

One dead after hit-and-run accident by drunk driver

Car accidents occur on a daily basis. The sheer number of drivers on the roadways lends itself to this being the case. Fortunately, not all accidents result in serious bodily injury or death. Actually, many of the crashes that police respond to are usually less severe, where there are only minor injuries. However, there are those accidents that are deadly and require a greater police response and investigation. For instance, accidents involving the death of a pedestrian fall into this particular category. Normally, when there is a hit-and-run situation, the pedestrian succumbs to injuries from the accident.

Drunk driver kills one and seriously injures another in accident

No one wants to be involved in a car crash. As a matter of fact, most people try to avoid car accidents. Many times while driving, attentive drivers can make adjustments while on the roadways so that they are not a part of a car crash. This type of defensive driving is taught to all who hold a driver's license. However, defensive driving and avoiding car accidents is not even in the cards when dealing with someone who is driving while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk drivers sometimes can't avoid accidents because of their impairment and inability to drive attentively and defensively. Moreover, they tend to cause horrific accidents that result in seriously bodily injury, and sometimes death.

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