The Times-Tribune reports this morning on a problem law enforcement officers are facing here in NEPA and nationwide - DUI offenders who are arrested, processed and released, only to immediately commit the same crime. There have been three of these kinds of cases in our area just this year.
Repeat DUIs present a major threat to public safety, as do all drunk drivers, who cause injury and death to innocent people every day. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, then you know that drunk drivers present more than a legal conundrum; they can take away your health and even your life.
A Scranton drunk driving accident attorney cannot change what has happened to you if you have experienced injury or loss as a result of someone else's decision to drive under the influence, but a highly qualified, experienced Scranton drunk driving accident lawyer might be able to help you in other ways.
In addition to the legal consequences a drunk driver faces, you can bring a civil lawsuit to seek financial compensation. Such settlements can help pay for medical expenses, funeral costs, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and lost wages. The money cannot take away your pain, but it might provide you with the resources you need to begin healing.
Contact a drunk driving accident attorney at Rogan Law today.