Cincinnati Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
Most car accidents offer limited avenues for compensation. You can sue to pay for medical bills, lost pay, and pain and suffering. This is limited because most accidents are truly accidents: the other driver did not want to injure anyone.
There is, however, a category of accidents that does involve intention and recklessness. In these accidents, people are injured because the other driver showed an obvious indifference to the safety of others. In these cases the courts allow plaintiffs to sue for damages above and beyond compensatory damages: they allow them to sue for punitive damages, which can easily exceed mere compensatory damages.
Drunk Driving Is The Worst
Punitive damages can be levied in injury cases involving distracted driving, reckless driving and passing a school bus, but the most common and perhaps most serious factor is when an accident involves alcohol.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 300,000 drivers pull onto our streets and highways drunk every day — 112 million times yearly. Society fights this statistic with the tools of criminal prosecution (DUI/DWI) and punitive damages in personal injury cases. Because of these two combined efforts, drunk driving is down almost 50 percent since 1980. But people still get hurt, including children, over 200 of whom die due to drunk drivers every year.
Personal injury lawyer Larry Creach also handles injury and wrongful death claims due to drunk driving. Call Cincinnati, Ohio, drunk driver accident attorney Larry Creach at 513-401-7932, toll free 866-481-8015. Or write us a one-sentence email about your losses.