Hi. My name is attorney Chuck Boyk. I’ve been an Ohio personal injury attorney for the last 29 years. The majority of my practice are personal injury cases. I’ve handled over 5,000 cases to conclusion. In this time of the year, especially in the winter, we find a lot of drunk driving accidents, and what I want to talk about with you today is what can you recover in a situation where you’re hit by a drunk driver. Under Ohio law, you can recover two types of damages. The first type of damage.
Is compensatory damages. Compensatory damages allow you to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and then if you have medical evidence, future permanent injuries and future lost wages. The second type of damages you can recover are called punitive damages. The purpose of punitive damages are to punish the wrongdoer, so in this type of situation, Ohio law allows us to collect money from a jury to punish the drunk driver. It’s often important to get an attorney in a situation where you’ve been hit by a drunk driver because an.
Experienced personal injury attorney can use this bargaining leverage of the punitive damages of the drunk driver to vastly increase the recovery you could get against a drunk driver by utilizing the responsibility that the insurance company has in representing the drunk driver under the insurance policy. We wrote a book called The Ohio Accident Book. In The Ohio Accident Book, we describe what your legal rights are, how to maximize your recovery, and the seven secrets that insurance companies use to try to keep you from receiving fair compensation under Ohio law. Feel free to order this book, either a PDF online,.