Suspected DUI Crash Leads To Major Injuries | SMT Legal

Suspected DUI Crash Leads To Major Injuries

Date: Jan 19th, 2019 By Jonathan M. Stewart
Category: Auto Accident

We have learned that a crash on January 11 led to two people being flown to the hospital from the scene of the incident. The head-on crash occurred on School Road around 2 p.m. that day. Police say that both drivers were trapped in their vehicles after the crash. Both had to be extricated and there were no other passengers with them at the time.

The Murrysville Police Department said that one of the drivers was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

At SMT Legal, we know that the last thing you think about when you get behind the wheel is that something will happen to cause you harm. Despite how safely you may drive, you cannot control the actions and behavior of other drivers around you. If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by another person, SMT Legal is here to help you recover the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses. When you need a Pittsburgh car accident lawyer, call us today.

Pennsylvania Numbers

If we take a close look at the latest numbers from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, we see the following accident statistics:

  • 128,188 total vehicle crashes
  • 80,612 people injured in crashes
  • 1,137 people killed in crashes

While most vehicle accidents lead to nothing more than property damage or minor injuries, we need to point out that even those minor injuries can lead to expensive medical bills. If your insurance will not cover the cost of an X-ray or MRI, you could be looking at bills running over $10 thousand.

For the following injuries, the cost of care can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars:

The Causes

The Pennsylvania DOT tells us that, for most vehicle crashes, there is some form of driver error present that caused the incident. They break down the top 8 causes for us:

  1. Speeding drivers
  2. Distracted driving
  3. Improper turns
  4. Impaired driving
  5. Proceeding without clearance
  6. Driving too closely
  7. Careless passing
  8. Drowsy driving

In cases where a driver’s extreme negligence has caused injuries, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

What You Can Do

We know you are dealing with so many things right now. Not only are you trying to handle your injuries, but the insurance companies are likely calling, hoping to make a settlement. Speak with an attorney before you talk to the insurance companies, especially another person caused your accident. At SMT Legal, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve, not the low amount that will be offered by the insurance companies. This will include medical expenses, lost income and benefits, as well as pain and suffering damages. If you need a car accident attorney in Pittsburgh, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 412-765-3345.

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