When an Ohio resident leaves their house in the morning, be it for work or to run an errand, they say goodbye to their loved ones under the assumption that they will return home soon. When they do not return due to a tragic accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, family members may strive to come to terms with their loss. When they learn their loved one was hit by a drunk driver, it is even more frustrating-a drunk driving accident is one that is completely avoidable had the driver not gotten behind the wheel intoxicated.
As mentioned in last week's post, Ohio is slightly above the national average when it comes to fatalities involving alcohol-the national average is one in three traffic deaths whereas in Ohio fatalities attributed to alcohol comprise 30 percent of the state's total traffic deaths. For family members who are coping with their loss, that number is way too high.
Lawyers at out firm understand the impact losing a loved one in a crash has on a family. They understand the frustration and anger Ohio residents experience but they also know the importance of working quickly to gather evidence while it is available. Rather than burden family members, our lawyers can carry out the investigation for them and go through the legalities.
Ohio residents may not be aware that they are entitled to compensation from the drunk driver and this compensation may help ease financial burdens associated with the accident in the form of medical bills, funeral expenses and lost wages. For more information, visit our page.