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Drunk driving accidents often have a devastating effect on the families of the victims.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration refers to drunk driving crashes as "alcohol-impaired-driving" accidents. In the United States, there were 11,773 drunk driving deaths in 2008. This was an increase of 9.7 percent from 2007. Drunk driving deaths accounted for 32 percent of the total United States car accident deaths in 2008. David Dowling has handled many cases involving drunk driving (see Verdicts & Settlements in bio).


Proving Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident

To prove liability under Pennsylvania law, your auto accident lawyer must collect time-sensitive information as soon as possible after the accident occurs. You need to preserve evidence, and an experienced attorney may be able to help.


To succeed with a DUI liability lawsuit, your drunk driving lawyers should have experience in every aspect of drunk driving accident cases, including accident scene investigations and various legal issues. In Pennsylvania, plaintiffs can bring four types of claims for drunk driving damages:


  • Negligence
  • Dram shop laws against restaurants and bars
  • Social Host Doctine
  • Road Design Defects


David Dowling has handled numerous drunk driving cases, and we can help you collect the damages you deserve — including compensation for property damage, medical expenses, loss of current and future income, and pain and suffering. If you suffered a wrongful death, recoverable damages include loss of companionship and income by the decedent's loved ones.


If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a drunk driving accident, you should contact an attorney experienced in drunk driving injury who will represent you with dedication and tenacity. We encourage you call David B. Dowling, Esquire to schedule a free consultation and analysis of your case. They have over 25 years experience in handling automobile accident cases and will engage highly qualified experts to assist them in pursuing your case.



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