All states in the United States prohibit driving while under the influence of alcohol. Driving under the influence is defined as a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater while 21 years or older or a blood alcohol content of .02% or greater while under the age of 21. In Ohio strict penalties are enforced for drivers who violate these laws.
Despite laws prohibiting drunk driving, impaired drivers cause car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, and personal injury matters each year, which result in significant injuries and fatalities to others.
At the law office of Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our drunk driving accident attorneys in Columbus, Ohio provide expert legal assistance to those who have been involved in accidents caused by a drunk driver.
According the Dubowski Table of Alcohol Influence, a widely accepted scientific study, alcohol can have serious implications on a driver’s ability to safety drive. Depending on the level of alcohol consumption, the following impairments may occur:
As a result of the above impairments on a driver’s physical abilities, serious accidents can occur when drunk drivers decide to get behind the wheel. If you or a loved one have been injured in an Ohio drunk driving accident caused by another, our law firm can help.
A serious auto accident can create a number of problems, such as increasing medical bills, lost wages and ability to work, and in some cases catastrophic or permanent injury. As Columbus drunk driving accident attorneys, we can help. Our Columbus drunk driving accident attorneys can ensure accountability and appropriate compensation for your harms and losses.
However, in addition to the typical damages that may be recoverable in a car accident lawsuit, victims of drunk driving accidents may also pursue a claim against a bar or restaurant if employees of those establishments served a noticeably drunk driver. The viability and extent of these claims are often factually specific and depend upon various factors. Those who are interested in discussing whether this claim is viable should be encouraged to speak with an Ohio drunk driving accident lawyer.
Each car crash creates unique challenges and hurdles that make working with an attorney advantageous. Attempting to address such issues on your own, or working with an insurance company, prior to speaking with a car accident attorney, may be to your detriment. You may not obtain full value for your case, your statement may jeopardize your claims or case value, you may feel pressured to accept a settlement, or you may be settling prematurely. Consulting with an experienced, trusted Ohio Personal Injury Attorney with experience litigating car accident claims can ensure that your claims are properly managed. Further, having an experienced and diligent Columbus drunk driving injury lawyer on your side is the best way to ensure your rights are protected and that you are being compensated appropriately for your losses.
Not only is our law firm experienced and skilled in working these claims, but we also have earned a reputation for success over the years with our members being recognized:
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your potential drunk driving accident claims or other personal injury claims, please call (614) 221-4035.