Portland Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 3 in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash during their lifetimes. Every day nearly 30 people die in drunk driving accidents; these crashes result in nearly a third of all traffic deaths in the United States.
It is particularly appalling when someone is hurt or killed in a drunk driving accident. Drunk drivers display a wanton disregard for the lives and safety of others on the road, and their victims pay the devastating consequences. We are committed to fighting for the rights of the victims of drunk drivers and holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions.
Contact Us If You or a Loved One Has Been Injured
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a drunk driver, it is important to contact an experienced attorney right away. Critical evidence and witness memories begin to fade as soon as an accident occurs. When you retain our office, we are prepared to act quickly on your behalf to preserve evidence, contact witnesses, and employ experts to inspect crash sites and vehicles.
In drunk driving cases it is important to find an attorney who is not only experienced in obtaining compensation through civil litigation, but who can also protect your rights through the criminal litigation process. In Oregon, the victim of a drunk driver is protected by statutory and constitutional Crime Victims’ Rights. Our office will fight to hold drunk drivers accountable through every available means. Because drunk driving usually involves reckless and outrageous conduct, we can often seek punitive damages in addition to the economic and non-economic damages normally available in a personal injury case.
Our office also has experience holding bars and restaurants responsible for serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person who goes on to injure someone in a drunk driving accident. These types of cases are commonly referred to as “dram shop” claims. They can be especially useful in catastrophic injury cases where a drunk driver’s insurance policy is insufficient to cover all of the damages.
Being the victim of a drunk driver is a traumatic experience, and dealing with a potential claim can be overwhelming. Let us handle the insurance companies so that you can concentrate on getting better. We will work tirelessly to get you all the benefits that you are entitled to. Most importantly, we are committed to protecting your rights and helping you obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries.
No Fee Unless We Get You Compensation
Our office accepts cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you will not pay any legal fee unless we get compensation on your behalf. Contact our office for a free consultation.