Drunk drivers can be held liable for more than personal injury after an accident. They may also face civil penalties for property damage. Such is the case for a 28-year-old Blue Ash man who crashed his 2004 Acura into a guardrail in Madeira just before midnight on September 29th.
The 2018 holiday season has arrived. For many people, this means office Christmas parties and celebrations with family and friends. On the flip side, for people who have lost loved ones or may be separated from family, it can be a depressing time. In either situation, at an after-hours party or saddled up to a bar, there is often alcohol involved. This could later leads to drunk driving.
There are so many conditions or situations that could cause danger for motorists on the road today. Between distracted driving behaviors, speeding drivers and those just not paying attention - even the most average trip can cause a car accident and injuries for the occupants. When you throw intoxicated drivers in this mix, the thought of getting in the car becomes less attractive.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and intoxicated driving is a factor, there could be more parties at play that at first glance. Initial inclinations are usually to blame the driver who is accused of intoxicated driving, and this very well may be true. However, there could be another party involved that could be held accountable for the driver's intoxicated driving behavior. If this is true, it would be in a person's best interest to explore how that could potentially play out.
An everyday trip to the grocery store, for example, could take a turn for the worst in an instant. Car accidents happen every day, anytime and anywhere, so there is no saying who car accident injuries could impact. Car accidents happen for a multitude of reasons, including drunk driving and intoxicated drivers. If you believe your own or a loved one's car accident injuries may be tied to another person's intoxication, there may be legal options.
You've done all the right things: check your blind spots, maintain your vehicle's brakes and absolutely do not engage in distracted driving behaviors. Then, out of nowhere, you are involved in a car accident with another vehicle and you suspect something may be wrong with the other driver. What might indicate that the driver is intoxicated?
When we think of our vehicle, we don't really think of it as a weapon. However, if the driver were to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, a vehicle could become a weapon that could hurt or kill. This is because when drivers are intoxicated, they aren't operating their vehicle to the best of their ability, as alcohol is a depressant that slows down the body.
We have lots of control over our lives, or so we believe. While the day-to-day decisions may be within a person's realm of control, there are many external factors that can impact not only a person's day, but also the rest of their life. Other people generally are the driving force behind incidences in which a regular day can turn into a nightmare. Recently, a motorcyclist was involved in an accident and Ohio State Patrol released some findings in the suspected alcohol-related accident.
When an Ohio resident has been injured by a negligent driver, such as a drunk driver, a personal injury legal claim for damages may help them recover compensation for their damages. A personal injury claim for damages can involve litigation or settlement and it is important to understand both. When victims realize the extent of their injuries from a drunk driving accident, they may have many questions they need answers to.
Different legal protections are available to victims of drunk driving accidents and their families. The Ohio State Patrol recently reported that the number of car accidents that involved a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs numbered 39 during 2017 in one Ohio County north of the Hamilton County area. Overall, for District 2, which includes parts of Hamilton County, 807 car accidents were reported that involved a driver that was under the influence. In addition, authorities reported that driving under the influence of drugs and distracted driving were on the rise.