Portsmouth Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Representing Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in the Tri-State Area
At Burnside Brankamp Law, we are prepared to be your advocates during this time. We have decades of collective experience handling car accident claims, personal injury matters, and civil lawsuits against people who have harmed others while driving drunk.
We understand the heavy toll that drunk driving accidents take on individuals and families, which is why we work hard to help people like you achieve justice and obtain fair compensation for injury-related costs, as well as intangible damages such as pain and suffering.
Fighting for Justice and Compensation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Burnside Brankamp Law stands by our commitment to your well-being. With a client-centric approach, we treat you like family, ensuring your peace of mind. Our accessibility sets us apart; we are always available to address your concerns promptly. Offering free case reviews, we ensure you understand your legal options. Our extensive network of resources in the legal community strengthens our ability to navigate complex issues. Moreover, with our "No Fees Unless We Win" policy, you can be confident that our success is tied to yours.
If you give us the opportunity to represent you, we'll work nonstop to hold the guilty parties accountable and pursue the maximum amount of money that is rightfully yours. In order to successfully navigate the complexities of drunk driving accident cases and seek justice on your behalf, our team has the necessary knowledge, resources, and expertise.
Some of the ways we can help you include:
- Investigating the accident to gather evidence and determine liability
- Working with accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case
- Negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation
- Preparing your case for trial and representing you in court, if necessary
- Helping you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more
Don't let the negligence of a drunk driver go unpunished. Involved in a drunk driving accident? Trust us for dedicated and compassionate advocacy -- contact our qualified Portsmouth drunk driving accident attorneys as soon as possible.
Can You Sue Someone for Drunk Driving?
Ohio is a comparative negligence state, which means it is permissible for the court to find both parties at least partially responsible for a given car accident. Under such circumstances, a person who has been injured in a car accident may recover compensation from the other driver if they (the filing party) are found to have been less than 50 percent negligent.
For example, if you are found to have been 10 percent negligent during your car accident, you would be able to recover 90 percent of your total damages under comparative negligence.
Is Ohio a No-fault State?
No, Ohio is not a no-fault state. Since Ohio is not a no-fault state, people injured in drunk driving accidents are generally able to sue the offending party for their medical expenses. Also, family members may sue the drunk driver for death-related costs.
Important Car Accident Laws in Ohio
Ohio Dram Shop Act
Ohio’s Dram Shop Act also allows people who have been harmed through the actions of intoxicated drivers to sue the liquor permit holder (and/or any employees thereof) who knowingly sold alcohol to them if the drunk driving-related offense in question occurred on the permit holder’s property.
Ohio Statute of Limitations for Drunk Driving Accidents
In the state of Ohio, personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. It is imperative that you get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident in order to ensure your claim is fully formed and in motion long before the two-year deadline approaches.
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