Drunk drivers are incredibly dangerous on the roadways and pose a major threat to the citizens of Youngstown, Ohio. If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the actions of an impaired driver, you need to speak to a skilled attorney as soon as possible. At Paulozzi LPA, our drunk driving accident attorneys in Youngstown will get to work on your case so we can secure the compensation you need.

Drunk drivers are a danger on Youngstown roadways

The Ohio Highway Safety Office keeps track of all alcohol-related crashes within the state. According to their data, there were nearly 12,000 total alcohol-related crashes in Ohio during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were 314 total fatalities and 6,866 total injuries reported. This data shows us that alcohol-involved crashes were responsible for an astounding 27.1% of all fatal crashes on the roadway during that reporting year.

Why are drunk driving crashes so deadly?

In many cases, drunk drivers operate at high rates of speed and completely disregard traffic laws. They frequently end up driving down the wrong side of the roadway, which can lead to deadly head-on collisions. It is not uncommon for our drunk driving accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained to the following:

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

These injuries can be severe and usually require extensive medical care. Many drunk driving accident victims must undergo extensive medical procedures, physical therapy, and rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery. In some cases, a victim may be disabled and unable to return to work.

Proving liability in these cases

As with any car accident case, you and your attorney will need to show that the other party was responsible for what happened. While this may seem straightforward, it often is not. Your attorney will need to ensure they conduct an extensive investigation by gathering all evidence necessary. This includes:

  • photo and video surveillance from the crash
  • eyewitness statements
  • all accident reports related to the crash
  • evidence that the driver was intoxicated
  • your medical records

Using this information, your Youngstown drunk driving accident lawyer will negotiate with all parties involved to obtain a fair settlement on your behalf.

Our team is ready to help you today

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to significant compensation, and the team at Paulozzi LPA is ready to help. We will investigate your case in order to secure the following compensation:

  • Your medical expenses related to the drunk driving incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

When you need a drunk driving attorney in Youngstown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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