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The Ongoing Tragedy Of A DUI Accident

Posted By: SSF Law Firm Posted In: DUI Accident Posted On: June 10, 2020

Whether you are heading to the grocery store to pick up food for the weekend barbeque or on your way back from picking up the kids from school, you want the road to be a safe place. A DUI accident, someone injuring you, your property, and your loved ones can be a traumatic and life-altering event.

In January of 2020, here in Pittsburgh, Shawna Carapella had a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit injuring Nathan Edwards with a torn aorta, a lacerated liver, and a broken femur. This is a long road to recovery for Mr. Edwards, but what resources can Mr. Edwards depend on through this crippling injury?

At SS&F Law Firm we have dedicated Pittsburgh DUI accident lawyers waiting to hear your story and help you with your case. A DUI accident can cause families and loved ones great difficulty and we are here to help. Please schedule a free consultation today.

DUI Statistics And Their Impact On You

Statistics that people rarely talk about is that DUI’s are 100% avoidable if the driver is a responsible person, understanding the ramifications that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated can have. Also, having alcohol servers that do not serve those who are clearly intoxicated.

Technology such as unreliable personal breathalyzers has also put more people at risk. Even the legalities of DUI checkpoints have been put into question and challenged in the PA Supreme Court.

As people have become more knowledgeable about the impact of DUIs, it would be expected these accidents would decrease year after year—this is not the case. In 2017, there were 280 fatal crashes involving alcohol, and in 2018, there were 307. And on an average day, a total of 27 DUI crashes occurred in Pennsylvania, resulting in 6,227 physical injuries.

This does not include ongoing suffering and damage to the individual, such as:

  • Loss of income
  • Loss of property
  • Insurance costs increasing
  • Loss of physical mobility
  • Ongoing health issues, including psychological issues
  • Death

Not only can the driver be found responsible, but according to the Dram Shop Law in Pennsylvania, those who serve someone who is clearly intoxicated may be sued for financial damages by the victims of the person they allowed to become intoxicated.

A thorough investigation by legal counsel may aid in finding the individuals responsible for this terrible tragedy. But who should you turn to?

Why Is SS&F Your Choice For A Dui Accident Claim?

Our Pittsburgh DUI accident attorney from Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman know that the pain caused by a DUI accident can cause great physical distress, but also emotional and financial stress as well. Understanding your options and the legal procedures to start to become whole is the last thing that should be on your mind.

You can be assured that by contacting SS&F you will have a Pittsburgh DUI accident attorney that will not only investigate all that is possibly responsible but get you the compensation for you and your family to start your recovery. Let us help you determine how much you can recover. Please schedule a free consultation today by clicking here or calling at 888-98-TWINS(89467).


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