What to Know About DUI Cases in Pennsylvania
In Pennsylvania, it is unlawful to drive under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.08% or higher. It is also illegal to drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. You can be charged with driving under the influence if you are operating any type of vehicle, including a motorcycle. If you are injured by a motorist or motorcyclist driving under the influence of alcohol, you need to speak to an attorney.
At Hagelgans & Veronis, we represent individuals who have been seriously injured in drunk driving accidents throughout Lancaster and York, Pennsylvania. Our lawyers will help you understand your rights and will fight to ensure you receive the recovery you deserve after an accident. Contact our office today at (717) 295-7009 to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
Are There Any Differences Between a Car and Motorcycle DUI?
Under Pennsylvania law, it is illegal for a person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher or while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious offense that can cause serious harm to yourself and others on the road.
Pennsylvania does not distinguish between types of vehicles when it comes to DUIs. A person can be arrested for and charged with driving under the influence if they are operating any type of vehicle, including a motorcycle.
Will the DUI Driver Be Arrested?
Under most circumstances, an impaired driver will be arrested by law enforcement if they are involved in an accident. It is important to note, however, that the arrest can result in criminal charges. A criminal conviction is designed to punish the impaired driver. It generally will not provide substantial compensation to cover an injured party’s losses.
In order to obtain compensation for your losses, an injured party will usually need to file a civil lawsuit or legal claim against the impaired driver. Due to the state’s no-fault insurance laws, it is essential to work with an attorney if you have been injured in an accident. Even if liability is not disputed, you will want to work with an attorney to ensure you receive the recovery you deserve.
What Should I Do If I Am Injured in a DUI Accident?
If you are injured in a DUI accident in Pennsylvania, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure about the severity of your injuries, you should still be evaluated by a medical professional to determine the scope of the harm.
Once you are able, it is strongly recommended that you speak to an attorney. Regardless of whether you were struck by an impaired motorist or motorcyclist, you should speak to an attorney about your rights.
Injured in a DUI Accident? Contact Our Office.
Were you injured in a DUI accident in Pennsylvania? Contact our office today at (717) 295-7009 to schedule a free case consultation. Our lawyers are here to help you. We will help you navigate these challenging times and get you on the road to recovery. Call now to get started.