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Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk drivers account for many car crashes that result in serious injuries and fatalities. A driver impaired by alcohol has a slowed reaction time or inability to control the vehicle he or she is driving. A driver who drinks and drives makes the irresponsible decision to operate a vehicle without regard for the safety of others. A car accident is a terrible experience and made worse knowing that it was preventable if alcohol was not part of the incident. If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an accident due to a DUI, contact a trusted Portland personal injury lawyer for legal representation.

Drunk driving accidents can be complex because of the additional criminal aspects associated with driving under the influence. Squires Law Office, P.C. offers professional legal services to victims and families affected by drunk driving accidents. The firm has an extensive record of assisting those injured in drunk driving accidents receive the maximum compensation they deserve.

Injuries & Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

It is important to retain competent legal counsel as soon as possible after a drunk driving accident. Common injuries from alcohol related car collisions include:

  • Fractures, amputations
  • Spinal cord injuries, paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage, burns

Drunk driving accidents are usually more serious; leaving the victims with catastrophic or life-threatening injuries. The reason is an impaired driver may not brake in time or avoid an accident, swerve from a traffic lane and hit an oncoming vehicle head-on, or in a state of confusion step on the gas when braking is the correct driving maneuver. Victims of drunk driving traffic collisions may suffer temporary disability or permanent disability and never return to a prior lifestyle, while others may succumb to their severe injuries.

An experienced injury lawyer can fight for the rights of victims and pursue damages in the form of lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. In the case of a fatality, the surviving family members may wish to take legal action against the drunk driver for a wrongful death. Our attorneys are skilled in all types of car accidents and represent clients inside and outside the courtroom. We are ready to help those affected by drunk driving accidents.

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