The drunk driving laws in Pennsylvania specify that a DUI accident that injures or kills another person places liability on the impaired driving for a number of criminal charges beyond the normal range of DUI charges in the state, including:
- Reckless endangerment
- Vehicular homicide
DUI accident cases in Pennsylvania are extremely serious criminal charges that can merit serious felony offense consequences including prison time, immense fines, license revocation, permanent criminal records and even civil liabilities.
Civil Penalties for DUI Accidents
Civil liabilities connected with DUI accident cases in Pennsylvania can be harsh as well. According to Pennsylvania drunk driving laws, an intoxicated driver may be liable under both criminal law and under civil law. Injured victims or family members of deceased victims can file civil court cases to pursue damages including:
- Medical expenses
- Emotional anguish
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Do not allow DUI charges in Chester County leave you with unnecessary consequences and increased charges – hire an experienced attorney like Steven Kellis. A former prosecutor, Mr. Kellis has worked on both sides of a DUI accident case, understands the tactics prosecutors and law enforcement will likely use, and will put his extensive knowledge to work for you.
Facing a DUI Charge? Call Us – We Can Help
Were you involved in an accident that resulted in injuries, and were arrested for DUI? You need to know that you are likely not facing a simple DUI charge and need the help of an experienced Chester County attorney like Steven Kellis. Mr. Kellis has more than twenty years of experience defending DUI accident cases and focuses his practice solely on Pennsylvania DUI law. Contact the law office of Steven Kellis to schedule a free initial consultation today.