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Fatalities from drunk driving accidents are unfortunately common

Drunk driving is a preventable evil that claims lives all across the country. Pennsylvanians carry the heavy burdens of suffering from these tragic traffic incidents as hundreds of individuals die on area roads each year due to the reckless conduct of intoxicated motorists. This post will discuss several sobering statistics about drunk driving in the state and the dangerous prevalence of drunk drivers on Pennsylvania roads.

Victims of drunk drivers are legally protected

Being hit by a drunk driver can unexpectedly change the lives of victims forever. Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries being negligently caused by a drunk driver or a fatal accident wrongfully claiming the life of a loved one. Drunk drivers may face different consequences through the legal process including both criminal and civil penalties and consequences that can help victims.

Authorities are cracking down on drunk driving

Drunk and impaired driving is always a concern on state and national roadways. Police in a nearby community southeast of the Pottsville area are cracking down on drunk motorcycle riding and other forms of drunk driving. The drunk driving enforcement campaign will continue through Labor Day. A representative for local district attorney's office noted that national and statewide messaging, in conjunction with increased enforcement, are hoping to reduce the amount of impaired riding that takes place on the nation's roadways.

Holiday weekend means more drunk drivers on the roads

Throughout the United States, including in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, people recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo. Unfortunately, this also means that after a night of celebration, many people headed back to their cars and got on the roads after having too much to drink.

Collecting evidence against a drunk driver for a civil case

Everybody knows that drunk driving is illegal and that those who drive while intoxicated face fines, license suspension and even possibly jail time if caught and convicted. People in Schuylkill County should also be aware that drunk drivers may also face civil liability for their misdeeds. If their drunk driving results in personal injuries or property damage, the drunk driver could be held liable in a court of law for the damages.

What are some rules that apply in Pennsylvania work zones?

Spring is just around the corner, and folks in Pottsville know what that means: road work. Soon the orange barriers will be up and work zone speed limits will be in effect. For workers in these work zones, it means another work season will begin. Sunburn and heat exhaustion are not the only dangers faced by road workers, unfortunately. Since 1970, 87 employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have been killed in work zone crashes. Many more have suffered serious injuries.

The devastating impact of drunk driving accidents

Most people know that drunk driving is a serious concern throughout the country and also in Pennsylvania. Law enforcement agencies everywhere routinely focus their resources toward policing drunk driving, especially around certain holidays. And, drunk driving is one of the most common criminal charges that Americans face. The sad reality is that drunk driving can ruin many lives.

Process after suspected PA drunk driving accident

When a person makes the choice to enjoy alcohol, they should do so responsibly. Responsible intake of alcohol would include, among many things, the choice to abstain from operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Most people have no problem abiding by this limitation, as it is dangerous and against the law to ignore it. For those innocent drivers that suffer an injury after a drunk driving accident, there is typically a preliminary investigation.

Have you suffered serious injuries from a drunk driver?

There is a big difference between criminal law and civil law. Criminal law deals with the prosecution of individuals by the government, with prison time possible if the person is convicted of the charges. Civil law, on the other hand, allows a private Pennsylvania resident to obtain an award of damages against another in a lawsuit between the parties.

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