Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyers
Representing Victims Injured in Drunk Driving Car Accidents
It is no secret that drinking and driving are a dangerous combination. Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are both criminal offenses that are punishable by law. Still, thousands of auto accidents are caused each year by negligent drivers impaired by alcohol. These accidents can have life-changing consequences, often resulting in death or serious injury.
In 2012, alcohol-related crashes in the state of Pennsylvania totaled 11,956, an increase from 11,805 in 2011. These accidents resulted in 404 deaths, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic fatalities.
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for drivers in Pennsylvania is currently .08. When a driver reaches this point, he or she is 11 times more likely to be involved in a car accident than a sober driver. Furthermore, recent studies show that drivers can become impaired long before reaching the legal limit. There is no safe BAC for those intending to operate a vehicle; even one drink can seriously increase the risk of causing a fatal drunk driving accident.
Drunk driving not only affects the driver, but also passengers, other drivers on the road, and innocent pedestrians. Victims of drunk driving accidents and their families may be entitled to compensation for their suffering.
Pittsburgh Auto Accident Lawyer, James R. Moyles, Gets Justice for Drunk Driving Victims
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident involving an intoxicated driver or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, call Pittsburgh auto accident lawyers at the law offices of James R. Moyles immediately. Mr. Moyles will review the facts of your case and prepare an aggressive legal strategy to get you the compensation you deserve. Having helped auto accident victims for over 30 years, Mr. Moyles has the knowledge and litigation experience necessary to win your case.
With offices conveniently located in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, Pittsburgh Auto Accident Lawyers at The Moyles Law Firm represent clients throughout Central and Western Pennsylvania. Call us today at 412-281-1055 or 717-233-5400 or submit a free online inquiry to schedule a free consultation.