In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania there are more than 20,000 traffic accidents occurring each year. These accidents occur on all types of roads including rural roads, surface streets, city streets, interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. A leading cause of these accidents is intoxication, aka driving under the influence, of alcohol, drugs, prescription medications and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. These drunk driving accidents can result in several types of accidents such as wrongful death of driver(s) or passenger(s), serious injury to driver(s) and or passenger(s) as well as property damage only (PDO). If you, or a loved one, were hurt in a DUI accident and the only damage done was property damage consider yourself lucky. Many people involved in drunk driving accidents suffer catastrophic injuries or accidental death. Being injured in a Pennsylvania drunk driving accident may entitle you to benefits and financial compensation. It behooves you to consult with our Pennsylvania injury attorneys handling drunk driving accidents throughout the state.
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Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Statistics
As Pennsylvania is one of the largest states in the country both in terms of size and population it stands to reason that they have a high volume of accidents of all types. Studies conducted by PennDOT show that drunk driving accidents, also referred to as DUI accidents, accounted for 9,390 traffic accidents in 2019. Of these, 4,490 accidents resulted in serious injuries, 280 were fatal crashes and 4,620 were property damage only.
Accidents caused by a drinking driver or passenger involved males much more than females in Pennsylvania. DUI crashes accounted for 100% of car crashed involving males age 16 or below. Intoxication accounted for an average of 77% of traffic accidents in PA for males and females age 16 to 75. Males age 21-25 showed the highest rate of DUI accidents ending in property damage, injury and or wrongful death in 2019.
Contact Our Pittsburgh PA Injury Lawyers Handling Drunk Driving Accidents
When injured in any sort of auto accident, such as a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident or tractor trailer accident you have rights. These rights need to be protected and our Erie, PA drunk driving accident attorneys will stop at nothing to make sure your rights are protected and that you get the various benefits, medical care and financial compensation you deserve per Pennsylvania insurance laws, comparative negligence laws and PA injury statutes. You can call our legal team or click here to arrange a free case eval. No fees are charged if we do not recover for you and your family.