What should I do if I’ve been hit by a Drunk Driver?

Drunk Driving Accidents

Every year drunk driving accidents account for approximately 30%+/- of all traffic fatalities in the United States. Despite ongoing ad campaigns and much stricter DUI legislation being enacted, people still continue to drive under the influence. And every time a person who is under the influence of alcohol gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are choosing to not only risk their own life but also the lives of others.

If you were injured or lost a family member in a drunk driver accident you are probably facing a mountain of bills, as well as the potential loss of employment or support. Most likely you are also struggling with difficult to understand insurance forms and dealing with financial uncertainty as well as grief.

The attorneys of Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens can help. We will take on the insurance companies and their lawyers on your behalf. Our personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling cases involving drunk drivers and are ready to put that knowledge behind your drunk driver personal injury case. We can help you with lawsuits involving:

  • DUI accidents
  • Dram shop liability
  • Social host liability
  • And others

Our drunk driving lawyers take vigorous action to see that negligent drivers and other liable parties face up to their responsibilities. The drunk driver should be held accountable for the losses of victims of the crash. We may also pursue punitive damages, as well as compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and property damages. In addition, any person who served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person can be held accountable under Oregon’s dram shop laws.

Preserve your right to full compensation from all sources. In the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, you need to file certain claims and notices in a timely manner and a thorough investigation must be launched as soon as possible. Our attorneys will explain how your case should be handled to make sure that you receive maximum benefits.

Today, before you make a statement to an insurance company representative or sign any type of settlement agreement, contact us to schedule a free confidential consultation.

Call Toll-Free 800-525-2099 for a FREE CONSULTATION

Don’t delay. Contact our law firm today to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. Call our main office toll free at 800-525-2099. With offices located throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California we can serve you no matter where you are located.

Oregon Personal Injury Attorneys at the Law Offices of Black, Chapman, Petersen and Stevens represent clients throughout Oregon and Northern California, including residents of Jackson County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Coos County, Curry County, Douglas County, Lane County, Deschutes County, Lake County, Del Norte County, Siskiyou County, Modoc County, Humbolt County, Trinity County, Shasta County Lassen County. If you or a loved one has been injured contact our drunk driving accident attorney today.


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