Injured By A Drunk Driver?

Everyone knows that drunk driving is a crime. Moreover, it's negligent. This means that a drunk driver who causes an accident that results in injury or death can be legally liable for the victims' losses and damages such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage and other costs of the accident.

If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver or a loved one died because a motorist was driving drunk, you may be eligible to take legal action. A knowledgeable accident lawyer can advise you about your options and rights.

At the Columbus law firm of Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., our attorneys have more than 50 years of experience helping car accident victims recover compensation. Let us put our knowledge to work for you after a drunk driving accident left you seriously injured. Call us 365/24/7 at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online.

Issues in drunk driving accidents

Drunk driving accidents often occur at high speed, intensifying the impact and increasing the severity of injuries. In addition to speeding, drunk drivers often commit other serious traffic violations such as:

  • Traveling the wrong way
  • Failing to stop at stop signs and traffic signals
  • Erratic driving and weaving
  • Failing to signal

Our law firm works with investigators and accident reconstructionists to determine whether the accident involved traffic violations such as these. We also act quickly to preserve evidence so that skid marks and other physical evidence are not washed away by rain or road crews.

Statistics tell only part of the story

According to recent annual statistics from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 32 percent, or 341, of fatal traffic accidents in Ohio were related to drunk driving. This cold statistic does not truly reflect the impact of drunk driving on individuals and society, as many more people are seriously injured. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that one person dies because of a drunk driver every 50 minutes. Numbers like these sometimes obscure the terrible cost of drunk driving accidents, not only to individuals and families, but also to society at large.

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Call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) to schedule your free consultation to learn about your rights and discuss your options.

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