More Police Are Out Super Bowl Weekend

Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: DUI Accident Posted On: March 1, 2019

Unfortunately, the Steelers did not make it to this year’s Super Bowl, but that does not mean that our football fans will not be out having a good time. However, just like in previous years, the Pennsylvania DUI Association let every know ahead of time that the streets would see a larger law enforcement presence than usual.

Just like over busy holidays, there will be more DUI checkpoints in an effort to curb the number of drunk drivers on the roadways. During the 2018 Super Bowl, there were more than 3,400 drunk driving arrests made over the weekend in Pennsylvania.

At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we want everyone to be safe when they go out. Not just over big weekends, but all the time. DUI accidents are devastating. If you or someone you know has been injured and need a Pittsburgh DUI accident attorney, call us today so we can work on getting the compensation you deserve.

What Are The Numbers?

Drunk driving is a danger to everyone in and around the roadway, yet far too many people still do it on a daily basis. When we look at the numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the latest reporting year, we see that there were10,346 alcohol-related crashes. As a result of those, 293 people lost their lives, representing 26% of all traffic-related fatalities. These accidents also injured nearly 5,000 people.

What Can Happen?

Alcohol-related crashes can cause severe injuries, often because the impaired driver is already driving fast and does not slow down before an impact. We commonly see the following as a result of these accidents:

  • Spinal cord injuries (sometimes paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Lacerations and amputations

All of these injuries can lead to major medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation. Most families are not able to afford the medical costs if insurance companies do not cover them. Unfortunately, many drunk driving accident victims are not able to work for long periods of time. The income they lose is often never recovered.

Underage Drinkers

We know that there is zero tolerance for underage drinking and driving, but often we find that minors are served alcohol by bartenders and servers who either do not check for an ID or serve them even though they know the person is underage. This is against the law, and Pennsylvania’s dram shop and liquor laws could mean they face a civil lawsuit.

What You Can Do

Have you or a loved one been injured due to the actions of a driver impaired by alcohol? If so, you need to know where to turn for help. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you recover the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. This can include:

  • Your medical bills
  • Lost wages if you cannot work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages

When you need a Pittsburgh DUI accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by calling at 888-98-TWINS(89467).

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