After being involved in an automobile, motorcycle or truck accident, your main concern should be getting better. Let Kevin Kurgis fight for you.
Drunk driving is one of the most devastating causes of accidents and injuries on the road. Vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers happen far more often than they should, and they need to be taken very seriously. That is why you need a reliable drunk driving attorney by your side when you want a drunk driver to be held accountable for their actions. At The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis, we make it our mission to ensure that an individual who drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol is held responsible for any damage he or she may cause. As the victim of an accident where you are not at fault, you should not have to pay for any resulting expense, including the legal assistance our law offices have to offer.
Ohio Drunk Driving Laws
If you or someone important to you has suffered a property loss, bodily injury, or death because of a motorist under the influence of an intoxicating substance, our expert lawyers will build a case to prove the fault of the intoxicated driver. It all starts with thoroughly knowing the drunk driving laws of the state. Then, we can use documentation like police reports to show any negligence or illegal activity on the part of the driver that may have contributed to the car accident.
In the state of Ohio, driving with certain amounts of alcohol or drugs in one’s body fall under the same charge, which is Operating a Vehicle under the Influence. Minors who drive under the influence receive a charge of Operating a Vehicle After Underage Consumption. To receive an Operating a Vehicle under the Influence charge, an individual’s blood alcohol content must meet or exceed 0.08%, unless he or she is driving a commercial vehicle, in which case the legal limit is 0.04%. Operating a Vehicle After Underage Consumption is a charge for a minor with a blood alcohol content meeting or exceeding 0.02%.
If an individual is convicted of these charges, there is the consequence of the suspension of his or her driver’s license, but he or she may also receive a fine, mandatory monitoring, or jail time. It depends on the previous driving record of the individual and whether or not previous convictions of the same or similar charges are present. If there are multiple convictions within 10 years, the sentence will be much greater than for a first time offender. There are also penalties for refusing to undergo a blood alcohol test, which makes it easier to build a case when there is an officer of the law present after the accident.
How The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis Can Help
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis have extensive knowledge about and experience with vehicle accidents of many types, all over the state. We also deal with cases that have varying degrees or kinds of injury. If you are fortunate, your car accident only resulted in damage to the vehicle itself, but having our attorneys fight for you will make it easier and much less stressful to win the compensation that covers the cost of the damage. However, as is often the very unfortunate reality, you may have suffered physical or psychological injury, or sometimes both, because of a drunk driving accident. That is another area where we have expertise. In these cases, the driver at fault should be responsible for any necessary treatment, and we will fight to ensure you receive exactly what you need.
Even if the driver does not receive a charge of Operating a Vehicle under the Influence, any level of alcohol or drugs in the individual’s blood may have impaired their driving and contributed to the accident. If any trace of an intoxicating substance is found in the blood of the driver at fault, a drunk driving lawyer from The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis may use that information to show that the driver was negligent in your case. With any information you have from the accident, or what is provided by a witness or law enforcement, we will build a case to receive an appropriate settlement and protect you from insurance companies looking for profit from your situation. Without a lawyer, it is incredibly difficult to deal with insurance companies, law enforcement, and legal details in addition to any tragic result of the accident. We fight for you so you can focus on healing.
Why The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis Is a Trusted Name in Drunk Driving Cases
For over 20 years, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis have been fighting on behalf of our clients, getting the verdicts and settlements they deserve. When we approach a case, the rights and compensation of our clients are our highest priority. We faithfully protect our clients when other lawyers or insurance companies try to reduce or eliminate the compensation that is your right as the victim of a drunk driving accident.
In addition to a group of experienced and dedicated attorneys, The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis is a contingency firm. That means we don’t get paid unless you get paid. The expenses of legal advice and service should never stand in the way of a victim of serious injury or wrongful death getting the reparations they deserve.
Let The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis Start on Your Case
When you have to deal with the repercussions of any car accident, having a good attorney is important. As a victim of a drunk driving accident in Ohio, you deserve the expertise and care The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis has to offer. Nothing but the best is acceptable, and we work tirelessly to give that to you. When you choose an attorney at our Ohio law offices, you can be sure that you will receive the highest level of advocacy and protection. We want to fight for you and secure a settlement that provides for any expense that comes up as a result of the accident.
The Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis has four reputable attorneys who are ready to take your case and begin the fight on your behalf. We can help you understand the laws of the road in Ohio, and we will always make you aware of your rights to their fullest extent. One key right that we give to you, as our client, is that we do not get paid unless we win a settlement for you. Our office is located in Columbus, but we take cases throughout the entire state of Ohio. Contact us today so we can take a look at your case, give you a free consultation, and start working on your case as soon as you are ready to move forward.
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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