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DUI Resulting in an Accident Carries Serious Penalties We're Here to Fight to Protect Your Freedoms

Scranton DUI Accident Lawyer

Looking for an attorney for a DUI accident in Scranton?

When drunk driving results in an accident, whether it involves another vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist, the driver will face increased penalties if convicted. When a person drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their nervous system will become compromised, significantly affecting their motor functions.

Slowed reaction time is the main reason why so many drunk drivers cause accidents in Pennsylvania, and due to the fact that so many people are injured and killed in accidents cause by intoxicated drivers, this type of offense is taken very seriously.

If you have been charged with DUI, DWI, or OUI and were involved in an accident, you should immediately retain the services of a DUI lawyer at our firm.

The problem with DUI accidents is that the blame for the accident almost always is laid upon the drunk driver. If an accident occurs, and one driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is discovered to be over the legal limit of .08 percent, it will be assumed that the accident is their fault. Individuals charged with a DUI accident will not only face penalties for drunk driving, but will face additional consequences for causing an accident.

When serious bodily injury results from a drunk driving accident, the person who is suspected of being at fault will face an increased length of license suspension, larger fines, lengthier jail sentences, and may be required to provide compensation to the victim or the victim's family for property damage, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Enhanced Penalties for DUI Accidents in PA

When someone causes an accident and they are accused of driving under the influence at the time of the incident, there can be enhanced sentencing penalties. One thing that prosecutors will try to do is charge you with aggravated assault while under the influence. This particular charge is a second degree felony in Pennsylvania and it could lead to a 10 year jail sentence as well as a $25,000 fine.

In drunk driving cases where a collision occurs, the alleged drunk driver is sometimes charged with both criminal and civil penalties. This means that you could be tried twice, but this only occurs when someone is either injured or killed in the accident.

When it comes to criminal charges you could be accused of manslaughter, reckless endangerment or vehicular homicide depending on the outcome of the accident. On the civil front the court will want you to pay restitution for the victim's physical and emotional damages.

Some civil penalties could include:

  • Paying for lost wages
  • Paying for medical expenses
  • Paying for any pain and suffering
  • Paying for any property damage

Contact our team at Rogan Law!

Searching for an attorney for a DUI accident in Scranton? We will fight hard to prove that you were not at fault for causing the accident. Even if you were driving with a BAC over the legal limit, it does not necessarily mean that you caused the accident. By proving that you weren't at fault, you may have your DUI accident charges reduced to just a simple DUI, which will significantly reduce the penalties you will face.

Contact a Scranton criminal defense lawyer from our team at Rogan Law.


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