Representing Clients Throughout Northeastern Ohio After Drunk Driving Injury Accidents

When someone makes the decision to drink to excess and drive, it is a reckless, grossly irresponsible act. When drunk drivers cause accidents that injure or kill, they should be held responsible for the havoc they wreak.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, the personal injury lawyers at Klein & Carney Co., L.P.A., in Cleveland can help you recover the monetary damages you need to move forward. Attorneys Larry Klein and Chris Carney have more than 59 years of combined legal experience and offer a high level of personal service to each client.

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Anytime a drunk driver injures or kills someone, they are primarily responsible for the resulting damage. However, there may also be other parties that share responsibility. We will find any other parties that share responsibility for your injuries or loss. For instance, Ohio has a dram shop law, which prohibits restaurants, bars or other commercial establishments from serving alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person. We will examine the evidence to determine whether the drunk driver who caused your accident was knowingly overserved.

Ohio also has what is known as a social host law. If the drunk driver responsible for your injuries was under the age of 21, and if a host knowingly served alcohol to an underage person, the host may face civil liability.

In addition to seeking damages for your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering and/or wrongful death, we can also seek punitive damages in a drunk driver accident. Punitive damages are intended to punish offenders and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

Drunk driver causes accident resulting in death of passenger: In this case, a 39-year-old woman was killed in an accident in which a drunk driver ran a stop sign and struck the car in which she was a passenger. Our firm pursued a wrongful death claim as well as a Victim of Crime claim against the drunk driver. These were settled for the maximum amount of insurance available. See other case summaries on our case results page.

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Our attorneys are available for a free telephone consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 216-861-0111, toll free at 800-360-2889, or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.