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Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

Impaired Driving Puts Everyone at Risk

August 14, 2019 by admin

(Source: https://www.nhtsa.gov/drunk-driving/drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over).

Labor Day, the unofficial end of Summer, is fast approaching. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Labor Day happens to be one of the deadliest times on the nation’s roads. The 2017 Labor Day holiday weekend saw 376 people die in motor vehicle crashes and a whopping 36% of those fatalities involved drunk driving. To help deter both alcohol-impaired and drug-impaired driving, local law enforcement together with NHTSA have teamed up to take part in the hi-vis yearly enforcement campaign, which takes place starting on August 14, 2019, and goes through September 2, 2019. During that time period, police officers will be on alert to pull over suspected intoxicated/impaired drivers and arrest them.

According to NHTSA, drunk-driving deaths have gone down over the past 30 years, but they still take over 10,000 lives every year. In 2017, just under 11,000 people died in cases involving alcohol intoxication, which accounted for 29% of all traffic deaths in 2017. Sadly, 220 children 14 years of age and younger were among the drunk driving fatality statistics, which is about one in every five kids who die in traffic crashes.

NHSTA has the motto: “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different – Drive High, Get DUI.” What it boils down to is that operators of motor vehicles should not get behind the wheel of any motor vehicle if they are impaired in any way at all by any substance, including prescription and OTC medications.

NHSTA offers the following safety tips:

-Make arrangements in advance if you plan to drink. It’s never okay to drink and drive, not even if you only had “one” drink.
-Likewise, if you plan to use any drug which causes impairment, then don’t drive and make necessary arrangements in advance.
-If you encounter a drunk, intoxicated or impaired driver on the street, first safely pull over and them telephone 911.
-If you have a friend or family member who intends to drink and drive, do not hesitate, take away their keys, and make arrangements for them to get home safely.

The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of the motoring public in Reading, Berks County, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, and throughout Eastern and Central Pennsylvania. The personal injury lawyers near Philadelphia serve auto, truck and motorcycle accident victims and their families in claims and cases involving serious injury and death caused by the negligence of others. The firm also handles work comp and medical malpractice cases.

From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire


SERVING VICTIMS OF:
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CAR ACCIDENTS
TRUCK ACCIDENTS
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
DRUNK DRIVERS
SLIP AND FALLS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
UNSAFE PRODUCTS/CONDITIONS
WORK INJURIES
WRONGFUL DEATH
INADEQUATE WORKERS COMP.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
DOCTOR/HOSPITAL ERRORS
SURGERY ERRORS
OPERATING ROOM MISTAKES
PREGNANCY & BIRTH INJURIES
MISDIAGNOSIS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
PRESCRIPTION ERRORS
FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER
NURSING HOME NEGLECT
NURSING HOME ABUSE
BED SORES