When people choose to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs they endanger the lives of everyone on the road. In drunk driving accidents, innocent people may be critically injured or killed, and vehicles are often badly damaged. Drunk driving accidents cause great emotional distress for the victims and their families, and when the medical expenses, repair bills, and lost wages add up, they can also become extremely expensive. If you or a loved one is the victim of a drunk driving crash, our Seattle drunk driving accident lawyers will work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Lawyers For Drunk Driving Accidents In Washington
At Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, we know how to thoroughly investigate these accidents and ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable. When you hire our team of Seattle drunk driving accident lawyers, you can rest assured that you have skilled advocates fighting tirelessly to maximize your financial recovery.
About Washington Drunk Driving Accidents
Alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription medications and even over-the-counter drugs can interfere with a driver's vision, hearing and judgment. If a driver is intoxicated or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level over the legal limit, this can be used to help establish liability in a claim for damages as a result of an accident. In addition to any criminal charges drunk drivers may face, they will also be liable to compensate individuals injured as a result of their conduct. This is true regardless of whether or not they are ultimately convicted for DUI in a court of law.
Unfortunately, not all drunk drivers have enough insurance and other assets to pay for the damages they cause. However, drunk drivers are not the only ones who can be held liable in drunk driving accident personal injury claims. Under Washington state law, the people who serve them alcohol can also be held liable under certain circumstances. If a bar, restaurant or nightclub serves alcohol to a person who is under 21 or obviously intoxicated, and that person causes a drunk driving accident, the establishment can be held accountable for the victims' injuries and other losses.
Speak With A Drunk Driving Accident Attorney In Seattle, Washington
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Washington, it is important that you fight for the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Seattle drunk driving accident attorney at Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, please contact us today.