The facts surrounding drunk driving accidents are heart-breaking. Of course, the saddest thing is that they could so easily be avoided.
Most people know that drunk drivers often face serious criminal charges, but did you know that they can also face serious civil liability if they are sued by their victims? In some cases, drunk drivers can be made to pay punitive damages in injury cases. If you’ve been injured in a drunk-driving accident, an insurance claim and possible civil lawsuit are your recourse when attempting to recover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
We understand that your case is about more than just recovering monetary damages — you want justice. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney will ensure that not only is the drunk driver held accountable for his or her actions, but his or her insurance company pays for the full extent of your injuries.
PUT EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU
There are many variables to consider in an accident causing injuries — drunk driving accidents have an added emotional element because they are often avoidable. The irresponsibility of one person can have devastating consequences on the lives of many.
Personal injury attorney Lance D. Youd has helped his clients in Salem, Portland, and the Willamette Valley area get full and fair compensation for their injuries. He works hard to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis — this means that Mr. Youd is paid only when he successfully negotiates a monetary settlement or wins a judgment on your behalf.
Statistics for Drunk Driving Accidents
- Every two minutes, someone in the United States is Injured in an alcohol-related accident
- One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident in their lifetime
- The annual cost of alcohol-related accidents totals more than $59 billion