Accidents Involving Drunk Drivers

So Much Pain, So Easily Avoided

If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident or car accident in Salem, Oregon contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Youd Law Firm in Salem, Oregon. We handle all auto accident claims, including:

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 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.


There are many variables to consider in any 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


We were so lucky to find Lance Youd as our attorney after our motorcycle/car accident in 2005 (and again in ’09). An uninsured driver caused us to crash our motorcycle and fled the scene. Our motorcycle was totaled and I spent a week in the hospital. The driver of the car had been drinking. Lance made sure that our insurance company covered us since we had “full coverage” auto insurance on our motorcycle. If not for Lance, we wouldn’t have gotten the hospital bills paid or the value of our motorcycle replacement. THANK YOU LANCE!

Ben and Mary 2010


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