You should never have to worry about getting stuck by a drunk driver when you are in a vehicle or around the roadway. Unfortunately, there may be a time when you need assistance from an Akron DUI accident attorney. These crashes can cause serious injuries and often cause fatalities.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured due to the negligence of another person. Let us get to work on securing the compensation you need after a crash with an alcohol-impaired driver.

DUIs Are Still A Major Problem

We have all seen the commercials and the billboards. We should all know that driving impaired is dangerous for everyone in and around the roadways. Unfortunately, we know that it still happens.

Here are the facts about vehicle crashes in Ohio. For the latest reporting year, we know that there were over 1,000 traffic crash fatalities and nearly 19,000 injuries.

What we really need to focus on are the numbers provided by the state highway patrol.

  • 405 of the total traffic fatalities were the result of what is called “operating a vehicle impaired” or OVI.
  • It is not only vehicle passengers that suffer, but also pedestrians, bicyclists, and other parties.

Think about that number for a minute. Of all the traffic fatalities, driving impaired is an overwhelming cause of total deaths.

Those who survive crashes caused by impaired drivers are often left facing major injuries. It is not uncommon for us to see the following after these incidents:

  • Spinal cord injuries (with possible paralysis)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Not only do these injuries require immediate medical care, but many of them can cause temporary or permanent disabilities to their victims. Those who are injured and their families will suffer major costs aside from the medical bills. If a victim cannot work while they recover, or is never able to return to work, they will lose the income they need to support their family.

Unfortunately, many DUI crash victims are left having to battle insurance companies for the compensation they deserve. Often, their own insurance company denies a claim or does not offer enough to cover their basic expenses.

Let Us Help You Move Forward

You have seen the statistics and you know the dangers. Impaired driving crashes happen far too often and they harm innocent people. If you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, please seek legal assistance.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team is ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against the impaired driver

If you need an Akron DUI accident lawyer, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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