On October 12th, our client was stopped at a traffic light on Byrne Road at the intersection of Airport Highway in Toledo, Ohio. At the same time, a reckless driver failed to stop at the red light, striking the rear of our client’s vehicle.
The Toledo Police Department arrived on the scene and found the reckless driver to be under the influence of alcohol, leading to the offender’s third DUI arrest in the past ten years. After the collision, our client immediately sought medical attention. Our team at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is working diligently to obtain compensation on their behalf.
Pursuing a Lawsuit Against the Other Driver
The defendant had a duty of care to follow traffic laws, but they violated that duty by driving while drunk. As a result of their intoxicated driving, the defendant was unable to maintain an adequate distance from our client’s car at the red light and caused a severe rear-end collision.
As a result of the accident, our client suffered severe damages that included personal injuries to their neck and back. These injuries required immediate medical attention and will require future medical attention, as well.
Additionally, our client will incur financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages. This car crash even caused our client to endure severe pain and suffering, mental anguish, and emotional distress. Given the defendant’s clear act of negligence, we are filing a lawsuit for all our client’s economic and non-economic losses.
How Punitive Damages Played A Role
Punitive damages are damages issued to penalize defendants for egregious or malicious behavior. Under Ohio law, the defendant’s actions constitute malicious behavior, as they directly violated the rights and safety of our client and other drivers on the road by choosing to drive drunk. The substantial harm that was caused to our client is probable cause for punitive damages.
Contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices Today
Our firm’s lawyers have represented injured drivers throughout Ohio who have suffered severe physical injuries or the loss of a loved one in drunk driving accidents. Our skilled attorneys are dedicated to your case and recovery. If you have been injured in this type of collision, contact us today for a free consultation.