Driving around the Cincinnati area is usually a safe endeavor. Unfortunately, many families are still affected by an unexpected car accident each year. Many of these accidents are caused by preventable factors, including distracted driving and drinking and driving.
Drunk driving accidents happen all across Ohio. But, our state is not the only state where these occur. For example, on what can only be described as a heart breaking Christmas Eve, a police officer from another state was killed by a drunk driver in a horrific crash.
The Ohio highway patrol has released a highlight reel of video taken during drunk or drugged driving stops over a period of 24 hours, in hopes that it will deter driving under the influence this holiday season.
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.