Drunk driving accidents leave victims seriously injured, permanently disabled, paralyzed, brain damaged, or dead. Of the nearly 700 traffic fatalities in Washington State last year, almost 45% were alcohol related. In the United States, more than 500,000 people were injured and almost 18,000 killed in alcohol related accidents last year.
As a result of alcohol related accidents, injuries and wrongful deaths, the Washington State Legislature enacted anti-drunk-driving laws that lowered the blood alcohol intoxication standard from 0.10 to 0.08 percent and provided for automatic loss of licenses for drunk drivers. In Washington State, all DUI offenses are gross misdemeanors. RCW 9A.20.021, 46.61.502(5) & 46.61.504(5).
Whether or not the drunk driver, who injured you or a loved one, is punished through the criminal court system, you have a right to compensation for your injuries or for your loved one’s injuries or death.
We will aggressively gather the facts, determine all sources of potential liability, and advocate on your behalf.
We investigate to determine:
• whether the drunk driver had any previous DUI charges.
• whether a bar or restaurant continued to serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated patron who later caused the accident (DRAM Shop Claim).
• whether the drunk driver was in the course of his or her employment.
After a thorough investigation, we aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Injured victims of drunk drivers may be entitled to recover damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, wage losses, as well as other economic losses. This may include future or even permanent losses.
We represent injured victims of drunk drivers on a contingency basis. You pay nothing unless we recover compensation for you.