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Drunk Driving Victims

Brett Murphy personal injury attorneys help people who have been injured by the negligence of others. Nobody is more negligent than a drunk driver.

Drunk Driving Accidents

The personal injury lawyers at Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers represent victims of drunk driving who seek prompt, full, and just compensation for their injuries. Brett Murphy attorneys are proud to represent blameless drivers, passengers and families as they seek justice against those who choose to drive while intoxicated in Washington State.

We practice throughout Washington State from our offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, Bellingham and Mount Vernon. Because of technical systems, we are paperless and wireless so we can meet with clients anywhere in the state.

For more than 39 years, our firm has been representing the victims and families of those hurt or killed by drunk drivers. We have helped many of these innocent victims win substantial settlements and awards to compensate for the devastation caused by drunk driving. For examples, see case results.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, you are the victim of a crime and need skilled attorneys to help protect your rights and ensure that you receive proper compensation. While our personal injury lawyers recognize that financial compensation cannot replace your loss, it can help to lessen your worry about medical bills, employment and rehabilitation, and your future.

DRUNK DRIVING

Drunk driving is a violent crime that accounts for more forty percent of traffic fatalities in the United States. More than 300,000 innocent victims are injured in auto accidents involving drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs. Perpetrators who cause serious injury while Driving Under the Influence (DUI) face felony charges in Washington State.

People who choose to drink and drive put themselves and others at risk for injury and death. Innocent people are injured and killed in senseless car accidents with drunk drivers every day. Offenders are often more concerned with arrest than the trauma, physical pain, emotional suffering and devastation to innocent victims and their family members they have caused.

More than half of drivers arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders, while two-thirds of drivers with suspended licenses still drive.

As of July 2004, every state and the District of Columbia make it a crime to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08%. This is the equivalent of a 150 pound person consuming three alcoholic drinks in a one hour period. Inflicting serious injury while driving under the influence (DUI) is a felony in Washington State and an alcohol or drug-impaired driver who causes an auto accident can be sued for negligence by the victim or a family member of a deceased victim. THOSE WHO PROVIDED THE ALCOHOL MAY ALSO BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, making a business liable for providing alcohol to a driver who later injures or kills someone in a drunk driving accident.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an alcohol or drug-related car accident, call us today. We want drunk drivers to pay for the injuries and devastation that they have caused to their victims and to their victims' families. Only by making drunk driving offenders accountable for their actions will future victims be spared.

At Brett Murphy, our personal injury attorneys give proactive attention to the needs of each client. We coordinate medical payments, organize documentation, and support each client through the difficult claims process. Since insurance companies know our firm’s determination to litigate cases when a settlement offer is inadequate, we are usually able to resolve personal injury claims through negotiation. Call the personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Brett Murphy - Washington's Injury Lawyers today at 800-925-1875, 360-714-0900, or contact us via our online form.

 

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