This is a real story about one of our real drunk driving accident clients. All names of individuals have been changed to protect the innocent and the guilty alike. But names of insurance companies are real, and the details of what happened have not been changed.
“Matt” was driving in front of a friend in SE Portland when he stopped behind a line of cars at a red light. His friend, “Brittany,” stopped behind him – he was leading her toward his new house – and then she was rear-ended and her car was pushed into his car!
The driver who rear-ended Brittany was a drunk driver. In fact, Matt and Brittany learned later from the police that this was his third drunk driving offense (making it a federal crime) and that his alcohol blood level was .36! Obviously he was charged with DUI.
Although Matt had been in previous auto accidents, this was his first drunk driving injury accident, and he felt he needed help. Through a friend, he was referred to Shulman DuBois LLC and met with our Portland attorneys for advice.
Matt is still treating from his accident, and he is in good hands. His treatments include massage therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic visits for neck and back strain. He has also visited his primary care physician to ensure that all care is consistent.
If, like our client Matt, you have been injured by an Oregon drunk driver, please visit our page Oregon Legal Rights of Drunk Driving Accident Victims for information about your options. And if you have questions, please call us at 503-486-3557. Remember, a drunk driver can be held accountable in both civil and criminal courts.