Drunk Driving Accidents Devastate Communities
Our Toledo, Ohio car accident injury lawyers handle car accident involving drunk drivers on a regular basis. Alcohol-related car accidents can devastate a community, and these types of car accidents do occur more often around the holidays, due to the increase in parties and family get-togethers, but they do happen years round.
According to the Jere Beasley Report in January 2010, there was a recent case in Missouri, were a jury awarded $89 million in damages to the family of a man killed in a 2008 crash with a drunken driver, and to the man’s fiancée and daughter. Based on the reports the jury was very unhappy with drunken driving.
Tony Zerna, who was only 20 years old at the time of the crash, was already driving on a hardship license after a previous DWI. His blood-alcohol level was 0.20% – well over twice the legal limit to drive. Dennis Riegel Jr., was killed in the accident, and his fiancée Christine Hodge, was seriously injured.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver who caused an Ohio injury car accident, call our office toll free at 800.637.8170 to request your FREE copy of The Ohio Accident Book.