When an Accident is Caused by a Drunk Driver
In auto accident cases, a challenge is proving that the at-fault driver was acting in a negligent matter. In drunk driving accident cases, though, this isn't much of a challenge. Driving drunk is both negligent and reckless. This is something that the opposition will have trouble disputing.
However, the attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm, in Columbus, Ohio, understand that drunk driving cases are not as simple as they may seem on the surface. There are opportunities that may arise that could maximize compensation, and we have learned them in our 40-plus years of practice. The tens of millions of dollars we have recovered for our clients in drunk driving accidents and other personal injury claims throughout the years is proof of this.
Maximizing Compensation in Drunk Driving Accidents
Our lawyers believe that victims of DUI/DWI accidents, as well as drug-related accidents, are entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs caused by the car accident, including the cost of property damage. We know the steps to take to maximize that compensation.
In addition to seeking compensation through the traditional routes available in a motor vehicle accident case, there is the possibility of punitive damages. This is an additional payment that the negligent driver has to pay to the victim as part of their punishment for breaking the law.
We can also take action beyond our lawsuit against the driver and their insurance company. We can sue the bar, restaurant, liquor store or other establishment that knowingly served too much alcohol to the driver. These are called "dram shop liability" actions.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
For a free consultation with The Donahey Law Firm, call us toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. We have several office locations for your convenience.
Our law firm takes all drunk driving accident cases on a contingency basis. That means you will only owe a fee if we obtain compensation for you. Other firms may request that clients share in, or cover, costs and expense incurred in pursuing a case, we don't. We will advance all of your legal expenses and costs as we move forward to get results for you.