On January 23rd, 2022, police responded to a car accident between 475 West and US-23. Police say the driver attempted to cut off another vehicle before veering off into the grass and crashing into a highway barrier. The driver was found to be under the influence at the time of the crash. No one was injured in the crash.
In this accident it was fortunate no one was hurt; however, many times people are not so lucky. Many times when a driver decides to take the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol tragic events take place that can forever affect all those involved. Even a “minor” accident can cause injuries that can take someone’s normal life and turn it completely upside down.
Assessing the liability of the Impaired Driver
In Ohio, all drivers are subject to the same laws that prohibit them from driving while impaired. Impaired does not just mean from alcohol, it can be from many other drugs, even prescription ones, that impair a driver’s ability to drive in a safe manner. Evidence of impaired driving can be as simple as not obeying traffic signals or signs. Or more obvious, a driver may be weaving, not staying in their lane, speeding at an excessive amount, or driving in an erratic manner.
Getting an accident report, as well as any police reports that the driver was impaired, is important. Driving while impaired and getting into an accident with someone else makes that driver at fault for the accident. The impairment, along with the actual details of the crash, builds the case against that driver for their fault for a car accident due to their negligence in driving while impaired.
Reach Out to Our Legal Team Today
Being involved in an accident with another driver who turns out to be impaired can make you angry and frustrated. Especially when your life is disrupted by the carelessness of another. If you have been involved in an accident where another driver may be at fault, call Charles E. Boyk Law Offices and speak with an experienced lawyer regarding your situation. Our lawyers represent injured victims in Ohio and Michigan. We understand how to maximize your recovery and will help you throughout any claim you may have.