Our drunk driving accident attorneys help victims who have been injured (or killed) due to the negligence of others. No one is more negligent than someone who chooses to drink to the point where his/her normal faculties are impaired and then get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, it is important for you to understand that time limits to get full compensation can be as short as 180 days.
Our team of successful Portland drunk driving accident attorneys will aggressively pursue claims against drunk drivers who are responsible for serious injuries or even the death of our clients. We share your outrage and we understand your pain.
To get compensation after a drunk driving accident, you have several options:
- You can file a claim with the auto insurance of the driver who hit you.
- You can file a claim with your own insurance (if their auto insurance does not cover your damages).
- You can file a claim against the establishment that sold the drunk driver alcohol. This is called a Dram Shop Notice.
Common Drunk Driving Accident Injuries
We can help you obtain compensation for injuries such as:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head trauma
- Neck injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Crushed or broken bones
Drunk Drivers Can Be Subject to Both Criminal and Civil Penalties
In addition to a criminal case, our team of experienced and competent Portland drunk driving attorneys can assist you with the complex process of filing a civil suit. In a civil suit, you are the client, not a witness for the State. We make sure that our injured clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries. While we recognize that financial compensation cannot heal the devastation that you have endured, it can lessen your worry about medical bills and your future.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Present and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Nerve Damage
- Loss of quality of life
Additionally, you may be able to hold those parties accountable who provided the alcohol to the drunk driver who caused your injuries. These parties could include bar owners, restaurants, homeowners, party and social hosts, parents of underage drinkers or any other party who contributed to the drunk driving incident that caused your injuries.
This type of willful and reckless conduct puts the lives of every motorist and pedestrian on the road at stake. The injuries caused by drunk drivers are not accidents. There is simply no excuse for this type of negligent behavior.
Drunk driving is a violent crime that accounts for nearly 40 percent of traffic fatalities in the United States. Drunk drivers claim the life of someone in the United States every 39 minutes. According to the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Statistics for Oregon (2009) there were 416 deaths due to motor vehicle crashes in 2009; 136 of which were caused by drunk drivers. Over half of all drivers arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders.
This is a very complicated area of law and you will want the best possible legal representation. The Portland drunk driving accident attorneys at DuBois Law Group LLC have the resources and the experience to aggressively and tirelessly fight for your rights. After an injury, your only focus should be on your healing. Let us handle the rest. Call today for your free consultation.