Car Accidents with DUI

Were You in a Car Accident with a Drunk Driver?

In 2012, DUI drivers were responsible for 33% of all car accident deaths in Washington. Suffering injury or the death of your loved one due to someone else's negligence is tragic and traumatic, and you deserve compensation for your pain and loss.

Start by speaking to a Washington personal injury law firm. DUI (driving under the influence) is a crime, and causing someone serious injury or death while doing it is a felony. Drunk driving accidents can take a terrible toll on victims on their families. The burden of medical expenses, vehicle and property damage, lost wages, future losses, and physical and emotional suffering is heavy.

What Kind of Damages Can I Collect From a DUI Car Accident?

DUI car accidents are complex, as they can involve several parties and mitigating factors. Your attorney works diligently to find out exactly what occurred that led to the accident that changed your life. Some common issues involved in car accidents with DUI include:

  • Whether the driver had previous DUIs
  • Whether the driver was working ("on the clock") at the time of the accident
  • Whether the driver was over-served at a bar or restaurant (called a "dram shop" claim)
  • Whether the driver was underage at the time of the accident

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident with a DUI driver, contact a Tacoma personal injury lawyer immediately. You deserve compensation for your losses, and should also ensure a tragedy like this never happens to someone else.