According to this article, a 27-year old former teacher in Bridgewater, NJ, pleaded guilty to five counts of assault by auto. On August 18, 2009 she was driving under the influence and caused a crash in Hillsborough, NJ. It seriously injured two adults and three children.
After last summer’s accident, the woman was arrested for drunken driving two more times.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drinking and driving remains a top safety issue in Pennsylvania. In 2007, there were 12,752 alcohol-related crashes and 534 fatalities caused by alcohol-related traffic accidents.
Statistics showed 90% of the alcohol-related occupant deaths (drivers and passengers) were in the vehicle driven by the drinking driver; 75% were the drinking drivers themselves. On an average each day, 1.5 persons were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes.
Anyone involved in an alcohol-related auto accident would be well advised to contact an experienced Philadelphia liquor liability attorney.
Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano, LLP have the experience and knowledge that are necessary to represent clients involved in even the most complex car accident cases. When preparing your case, our skilled team of attorneys will review all relevant facts to assist in determining which party was at fault and who should assume responsibilities. Some factors that may be of importance during this process may include road conditions, weather conditions, the condition of the vehicles involved (i.e. faulty or defective auto parts), and whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved. Contact Cherry, Fieger, and Marciano, LLP today for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal options.