We Fight for Victims of Drunk and Impaired Driving Accidents

More than 25 people are involved in a drunk driving accident every day in the United States — and drugged driving accidents are on the rise. Impaired drivers pose a serious danger to responsible drivers and the families who travel on our local roadways to and from work, school and community functions. Further compounding the problem are the laws regarding compensation for alcohol- and drug-related accidents, which can be complicated and frustrating.

That's why it's so important to work with a personal injury attorney who has the experience and tenacity to get you the full, fair compensation you deserve in a case involving a drunk or impaired driver. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, we bring more than 50 years of combined experience and compassionate legal service to your case. Our dedicated team always has your best interests in mind, and we will work diligently to help you reach a better tomorrow.

Who's At Fault In Drug- And Alcohol-Related Accidents?

Car and truck accident cases in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati area are determined by what the legal industry calls "comparative negligence." That basically means a determination about who is at fault will be made based on each driver's percentage of fault. Unfortunately, comparative negligence can be a major challenge to obtaining full and fair compensation.

For example, if you were struck by a drunk or drugged driver, the court will look at other factors beyond the party's impairment in determining the amount of compensation. If you were driving five miles per hour over the speed limit or your vehicle inspection had expired, those factors could reduce your compensation below 100 percent.

If you've been involved in an accident caused by a drunk or impaired driver, you should consider taking the following steps after ensuring your health and safety are secured:

  • Take photos of the accident scene
  • Get the other driver's contact and insurance info
  • Get eye witness names and contact info
  • Make a full police report and get a copy
  • Gather all medical bills and reports
  • Gather lost wages documentation
  • Document property damage estimates
  • Gather miscellaneous cost receipts and estimates

As a law firm that helps victims of drunk and impaired driver accidents, we know how to put together a case that demonstrates the full extent of the negligent party's actions. The best way to get you rightfully compensated is to build a forceful case on your behalf.

Decades of Creating Results for Our Clients

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss due to a drunk or drugged driver, it's imperative that you have a determined legal team to represent your rights and interests. At Gatlin Voelker, PLLC, our lawyers have delivered decades of results for our clients — and we are ready and willing to work hard to obtain the results you need in your situation.

From our office in Fort Mitchell, we represent clients throughout Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area. Call us today at 859-781-9100, or contact us online to arrange a free consultation today.