After being involved in an automobile, motorcycle or truck accident, your main concern should be getting better. Let Kevin Kurgis fight for you.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving resulted in over 37,000 fatalities in 2017. Hundreds of these accidents were on Ohio roadways. This includes not only the individuals who drove impaired but also those who were involved in the crash.
If you or a loved one were injured or killed due to drunk driving in Columbus, the experienced team at The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis fight to ensure you get the treatment and the compensation you are due.
Definition of Intoxicated driving
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is against the law in all 50 states. For drivers of legal drinking age, a blood alcohol content of at least 0.08% will result in drunk driving charges. Ohio Zero Tolerance Laws include strict penalties if the underage BAC limit is at least 0.02%. Commercial drivers with a BAC of 0.04% can be charged for operating a vehicle intoxicated. Even if there are no visible signs of intoxication, the driver can be arrested and taken to jail immediately.
Liability for Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving
Each time Ohio residents get behind the wheel, they automatically assume a legal duty of care for others on the road, from drivers and passengers to road crews and pedestrians. Driving after consuming alcohol signifies a choice by the driver to endanger the lives of others.
The State of Ohio takes this breach of duty seriously. Anyone injured as a result of this negligence has the right to compensation for damages.Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover the cost of emergency transport and medical care as well as a variety of other damages, including:
- Property damage
- Income loss
- Disability and/or disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Ongoing or future medical care
- Doctor and hospital bills
Requirements for Filing a Claim
You may be able to file a claim against an intoxicated driver for economic and non-economic compensation if you can prove the following:
- The driver was impaired
- You were injured
- Someone else was responsible for the crash
- You and/or your passengers suffered damages
- You have up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis
Drunk driving is the number one cause of death on U.S. roadways. Severe accidents often carry life-altering consequences that affect not only those involved in the crash but also their family and friends. If you were involved in a wreck due to an intoxicated driver, you need compassionate, professional car accident lawyers in Ohio.
Contact The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis to help you understand the legal process and document your injuries. We fight to get the medical attention and compensation you deserve.
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Our lawyers have specific experience with:
- Rollover, rear-end, and intersection collisions, crashes, and accidents
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Uninsured and underinsured drivers
- Wrongful death suits
- Alcohol and drug-related accidents
- And more
We can help you document your injuries and get the medical attention you deserve.
And remember, “I don’t get paid, unless you get paid.”
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis serve serious injury and wrongful death cases in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark, Findlay, Urbana, Chillicothe and Zanesville OH areas.
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