DUI, or Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is illegal. Ohio makes it a crime to drive with a blood alcohol content at, or above 0.08 percent (Ohio Revised Code §4511.19). This is true whether the driver is operating the motor vehicle on a highway, street, or shopping center parking lot. If you or a loved one has been injured by a driver who was under the influence, your first move should be to hire a personal injury attorney who will aggressively pursue your claim and sue the intoxicated driver not only for your wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering, but also for punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish and deter the drunk driver from engaging in this type of unsafe behavior. This will serve justice and increase the value of your claim and the likelihood of settlement. Here at Knabe Law Firm Co., LPA, we have handled numerous DUI cases for the injured victims and their families when death was the result.
Call Knabe Law Firm, Co. LPA at 216-228-7200 for immediate, experienced and caring help.