Do you need to prove negligence to win a case against a drunk driver? Accidents like these cause serious injuries and wrongful deaths all over the country. Get justice for yourself and your family by talking to a DUI accident attorney.
Drunk driving accidents have terrible consequences for all parties. It’s one of the most negligent, reckless, and deadly occurrences that lead to fatalities every year. These careless drivers are often not held accountable because the victim or family of the victim didn’t realize that they could pursue damages following a crash that resulted in an injury or death.
Our drunk driver attorneys have over 40 years of experience handling cases with reckless drivers who have caused terrible accidents in Ohio. We have successfully helped our clients recover all medical expenses, as well as loss of wages and other damages that they wouldn’t have previously received without the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
In some cases, we may even be able to get our clients punitive damages, which further deter the defendant from ever making those reckless mistakes again. We offer a complete evaluation of your case to start, as well as consultations from DUI accident experts, medical witness testimony, and other research to support your claim.
If you or a loved one were involved in a drunk driving accident due to a reckless driver, then you should file a claim as soon as possible. The statute of limitations starts on the date of the accident, so it’s important to talk to a lawyer and file your claim to get compensation.
Drunk driving accidents occur when the other driver was too intoxicated to operate their vehicle, leading to an accident that caused an injury or fatality. The driver must be shown to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, which means that you must file a police report.
Intoxicated parties may be held liable for breaking the law and driving recklessly. However, you may need the support of a drunk driving attorney if you don’t have any breathalyzer results from the day of the accident. In this case, it will be important to have documentation and witness statements.
Information that we often use to support these claims includes:
To prove your claim, your lawyer will demonstrate that the intoxicated driver was at fault for the accident, thus leading to your injuries and claim for financial compensation. These drivers are responsible for your losses. If the driver did refuse any breathalyzer or blood tests, then it may be difficult to prove that they were intoxicated at the time of the accident. This is why police footage, statements, and witness testimony is imperative.
One of the key ways that we help clients prove negligence is by gathering and researching all possible evidence available. This means that we can collect all police reports, witness statements, and key evidence, but we can also investigate claims that the driver was on certain medications at the time.
There are also a number of witnesses who could attest to the driver’s intoxication level, but this would require further research. For example, where was the driver before the accident? If they were at a bar where witnesses can provide testimony, then you may not need breathalyzer results to show that the negligent party had been drinking before driving.
There may also be other cases with the same driver, especially if they are a repeat DUI offender. This involves researching the driver’s record and providing evidence to show that this abuse was ongoing, which would also prove negligence. It could also lead to more punitive damages.
Lawsuits may be brought for additional damages when negligence can be proven. In cases where there was extreme recklessness or a history of DUIs, the victim may be able to collect even more compensation.
However, the plaintiff must prove that the driver was intoxicated and acting negligently. You may also have to prove that the driver broke traffic laws through witness statements and police reports or traffic cameras.
Your case’s worth will depend on the type of negligence and the injuries that you sustained. You may be able to recover medical expenses, loss of wages, future loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
R & G Personal Injury Lawyers has handled thousands of cases since 1981 with a favorable result for our clients. There are NO FEES from us unless you get paid. Our job is to get top dollar for the injuries sustained.
The average person can expect to be in an accident several times in their lifetime. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to protect your rights can seriously affect your financial future as well as the quality of care you receive after a motor vehicle accident. We know it is not an easy decision. We know our experience of over 40 years matters; it is all about protecting our clients’ rights. We are professional in every step of your claim as we methodically piece together every aspect of your case. We are the legal team to represent you.