Compassionate Lawyers Take on Accidents Caused by DUI or Distracted Driving in Western Pennsylvania
We handle all aspects of your personal injury case
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a significant cause of motor vehicle accidents that often result in injury and death. If you’ve been involved in an accident with a driver who was drunk or distracted, it can be very frustrating. The law firm of Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC can help. We have more than 40 years of experience serving our friends and neighbors throughout Beaver County and the surrounding areas, and we handle all aspects of your personal injury or property damage claim.
Dangers posed by intoxicated drivers
You can be a highly attentive driver and still experience a serious accident because of the negligence and reckless actions of a drunk driver. If you suffer injuries in a crash caused by a drunk driver, Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC works to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and vehicle repairs.
Dram shop and social host laws also affect these types of cases. Prompt investigation is necessary to preserve the evidence. A bar or restaurant that serves a customer who is visibly intoxicated, may be liable for injuries caused by that person to innocent victims. Witness statements, video surveillance and other evidence is crucial to establishing liability. Likewise, adults who serve alcohol to minors may also be liable to the minor and anyone he/she injuries as a result of drinking alcohol.
Common signs of distracted driving
Drivers who are distracted cause many accidents in Pennsylvania, as well. Someone might be guilty of distracted driving for the following reasons:
- Use of cell phones. This is a particularly common problem among teenage drivers. Texting and driving has quickly climbed the ranks of lethal driving behaviors. In fact, more teens die as a result of texting and driving than drunk driving. Passengers and innocent bystanders are often the victims of this reckless behavior, and they or their families may need to work with a car accident lawyer to recover damages or file a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Radio. People who take their eyes off the road to adjust the volume or station on the car radio run the risk of losing control of their vehicles.
- Dropped items. Occasionally, drivers drop an item and attempt to pick it up while the car is moving. In doing so, they take their attention off the road.
- Looking at maps or GPS. It’s understandable that drivers may have concerns about whether they are taking the correct route to their destinations, but looking at a map or GPS while driving is a dangerous practice that can lead to collisions.
Work with a law firm committed to serving you and your family in Beaver County
A drunk driver can change your life forever. Take action today by calling Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC at 724-266-0290 or contact us online to set up your free consultation. Our office is conveniently located just off State Rte. 65 in Ambridge, only 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and easily accessible to most of western Pennsylvania. You only pay attorney fees if you receive compensation in your case.