A Bucks County car crash that occurred two years ago left another driver severely hurt. The driver was on his way back home from a restaurant in Ivyland, Pennsylvania, when he “carelessly, negligently and recklessly” drove his car into a construction zone and crashed into an innocent driver head on. After the accident, it was revealed that the driver was twice over the legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit, thus making it illegal for him to operate a vehicle. The legal limit to “operate or be in actual physical control of the movement of the vehicle” under Pennsylvania statute 3802, is .08% Blood Alcohol Content. The driver was in direct violation of this statute and was not able to drive under his circumstances because his BAC was .16%. The driver pled guilty to the Driving Under the Influence charge and entered into an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
This is a serious first offense and the injured party sought over $50,000 worth of recovery for the injuries and damages he incurred due to the accident. The accident was not his fault and yet he sustained severe full-body injuries and mental anguish. On top of that, the injured party lost out on the opportunity to work because of his injuries and was left with hefty ambulance and medical bills. He also had to pay to replace his car and get it towed from the scene of the accident. Eventually, physical therapy for rehabilitating these injuries will be needed as well, increasing the medical expenses even further. These costs seem even higher when the injured party cannot pay his bills since he is out of work. After the initial crash, this is the most difficult part of Driving Under the Influence accidents for those negatively affected. The injuries to his body were horrible and undeserved, but paying for these injuries make the situation seem grimmer. That is why the injured driver filed a lawsuit that is worth so much money. He has the right to recover the full amount and be as healthy as he was before the accident ever occurred.
This process, to get over $50,000 worth of damages or more, is typically a long one that requires plenty of hard work and investigation from the attorneys on the case. People like the one hurt in this accident are fully deserving of great compensation so they can restore their lives back to a normal place. Drunken drivers should be held accountable for their actions and should have to pay for the costs of injuries which they have caused. In a severe DUI case such as this one, $50,000 of expenses can add up quickly, especially when property damages are taken into account.
The judicial system is a complex and intimidating place, and that’s the reason why we are here. We will be able to flawlessly take care of the issues surrounding your case in order to get the compensation you need. We have decades of experience in DUI cases. You can trust Ciccarelli Law Offices to assist you as we have helped hundreds before in Montgomery, Delaware, Lancaster, Bucks, Berks, and Philadelphia counties. Call us to discuss your case at (610) 692-8700 or toll free at 877-529-2422.