On July 9, 2020, our client was driving northbound on Centennial Road in Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio, when she came to a stop at the intersection of North Centennial Road and Nebraska Avenue. As our client entered the intersection, a drunk driver traveling westbound on Nebraska Ave. failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the right side of her vehicle.
At the scene of the accident, the negligent motorist was issued a traffic citation for failing to stop at a stop sign. Additionally, he was given a breathalyzer and charged with an OVI/Under The Influence. At his court appearance, the defendant was found guilty, sentenced to jail, and had his license suspended.
After the wreck, our client underwent medical treatment for severe injuries to her neck, left arm, left shoulder, left leg, right hip, and lower back. Our legal team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is seeking compensation for all her injuries and damages.
Establishing the Other Driver’s Negligence
The defendant had a duty to operate his vehicle lawfully and take caution near others on the road. He breached these duties by driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to stop at a stop sign, and crashing into our client’s vehicle. The defendant’s traffic citation and criminal charges constitute negligence per se, strengthening our client’s claim for compensation.
Seeking Compensation from Two Parties
Due to the drunk driver’s negligence, our client sustained serious personal injuries, for which she underwent extensive medical treatment. Our client has incurred medical bills and other financial losses. She has also suffered from emotional distress, pain, and mental anguish.
Our client’s injuries are believed to be permanent, meaning she will continue to suffer losses. We are seeking both economic and non-economic damages from the defendant to compensate our client for the full scope of these losses.
Our attorneys are also seeking a punitive damages award. The defendant consciously drove under the influence of alcohol which disregarded the safety of our client and led to substantial harm. We believe the court should address the defendant’s gross negligence.
At the time of the crash, the defendant did not have adequate insurance coverage to compensate our client for all her losses. Consequently, we are seeking a declaratory judgment from the court stating that our client is entitled to compensation through her State Farm uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.
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Driving while under the influence of alcohol is reckless and shows a complete disregard for other people’s safety. If you were harmed in the wreck caused by a drunk driver, reach out to a skilled attorney right away. Contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices today to schedule a free consultation.