Drunk Driving Accidents
What Are Your Legal Options?
As a pure comparative negligence state, Washington holds drivers responsible for accidents. The law states that if a driver is at fault in an accident, they are responsible for the damages caused by their negligence. If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you have two options:
- Insurance Claim: You can file an insurance claim against the driver’s insurance provider after your accident. However, you should not accept a settlement too quickly as the insurer may not offer a sufficient settlement to begin with.
- Lawsuit: You can hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you and pursue a civil case against the drunk driver to help you receive compensation.
While you may assume that filing an insurance claim is the simplest and most effective way to collect the financial support you need, that is not always the best solution. To properly protect yourself, it is highly recommended that you hire experienced legal representation.
Why Hire A Lawyer?
Immediately contacting a lawyer after you have received necessary medical attention can ensure that you receive maximum restitution for your injuries. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can evaluate the various factors involved in your accident to determine the best course of action for your situation.
Insurance companies will often offer the lowest possible settlement amount, hoping that victims under duress will take their first offer to move forward with the process. To minimize this risk, Styles Law can help you file a lawsuit.
“It is imperative that you take legal action as soon as possible.”
As an established law firm with a large team, we have developed effective strategies and can cover all the bases to build a strong case. We will gather the necessary evidence, utilizing field experts and the resources at our disposal to support your claims while leveraging our vast car accident case knowledge to help you.
Representation That Serves Your Best Interests
After you have been in a drunk driving accident, your injuries may prohibit you from being able to work, lead to costly medical bills, and in some cases, significantly impact your overall quality of life. At Styles Law, we sincerely believe that you deserve a dedicated legal team to advocate on your behalf while you focus on your health.
Lessening The Financial Burden
We also understand that you are in a stressful financial position. As such, personal injury cases are paid on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not receive any financial gain unless you recover restitution.