Family Seeks Compensation, Punitive Damages Against Driver Under the Influence of Drugs

Family Seeks Compensation, Punitive Damages Against Driver Under the Influence of Drugs

On March 30, 2018, our clients were involved in a collision with another driver on U.S. 20, located in Townsend Township, Huron County, Ohio. Our client was lawfully driving eastbound when a westbound driver drifted over the centerline and collided with him. The two cars ran off the side of the roadway and came to rest after hitting a ditch.

The defendant—who has a history of DUI and drug charges— had borrowed this car and was operating it under the influence of suboxone and Xanax pills. During a field sobriety test at the scene of the crash, his pupils showed signs of being under the influence. He also had trouble focusing and nearly fell down multiple times.

Our client sustained serious injuries to his back, neck, leg, arm, and head and was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center. The injuries caused by this accident are believed to require future medical expenses, on top of the extensive costs he has already incurred.

With the physical and emotional trauma that both he and his family has sustained, we have decided to file for negligence against the driver, negligent entrustment against the borrowed car’s owner, loss of spousal consortium for our client’s wife, loss of parental consortium by our client’s children, declaratory relief against Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, and punitive damages against the driver.

Seeking Compensation from Intoxicated Drivers

The car accident attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are experienced and passionate about seeking justice for clients who have suffered injuries in a crash involving a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you or a loved one is facing a similar situation, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled lawyers today for a free case review.

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