It is well known that the consumption of alcohol hinders the brain’s ability to make decisions and impedes reaction time. Yet, drunk driving still remains a common threat to motorists in Vancouver. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, about 50% of fatalities on roadways in the state of Washington are the result of impaired driving.

Driving while under the influence of a substance, also known as DUI, is a criminal act that would constitute negligence in a personal injury claim. Therefore, if you were injured in a DUI accident or lost a loved one in a DUI accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Rizk Law personal injury lawyers are committed to representing the rights of DUI accident victims and their families in Vancouver and throughout Washington state.

How a Vancouver DUI Accident Lawyer Can Help You Hold a Drunk Driver Responsible

People who choose to get behind the wheel of a car while they are under the influence of a substance are much more likely to cause an accident than a driver who is sober. Inebriated drivers are prone to speeding, disregarding road signs or traffic signals, and may even drive on the wrong side of the road. These risky behaviors can result in crashes that lead to severe injuries or fatalities.

In Washington state, DUI laws encompass the following substances:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Illegal drugs

If you were injured in a crash that was caused by a driver under the influence of any of the above substances, you could be entitled to a monetary settlement.

How We Can Help

The Vancouver DUI accident lawyers on the Rizk Law team believe that anyone who causes someone to suffer an injury because they chose to drive while they were intoxicated should be held accountable for their actions. Our team can help you hold negligent drivers accountable for the harm they have caused you by:

  • Conducting an independent investigation into the DUI accident
  • Working closely with medical professionals to determine the full scope of your injuries
  • Negotiating with all of the involved parties to recover a fair settlement
  • Preparing your case for court
  • Collecting crucial evidence to prove fault
  • Reviewing your damages to determine the true value of your claim
  • Communicating with the other parties on your behalf
  • Providing an insider’s understanding of the legal system and how we can make it work for you

Reach out to us for a helping hand during these hard times.

Recover Compensation for Damages Suffered in a Vancouver, Washington, DUI Crash

Since drunk drivers are not as capable of making the same quick reactions as a sober driver would, DUI accident victims typically suffer more severe injuries than victims of accidents caused by sober drivers.

Victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer horrifying injuries that come with extensive physical, emotional, and financial effects. Rizk Law lawyers help DUI crash victims by helping them recover monetary settlements for damages such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses, both past and future
  • Lost wages, both past and future
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Change in lifestyle
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of personal enjoyment
  • Motor vehicle repairs
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Rental car costs

Even if you were not a victim of a Vancouver DUI accident yourself, but you lost someone you love in one, a Rizk Law Vancouver DUI accident attorney may be able to help you file a claim for wrongful death. Filing a claim for wrongful death allows loved ones to seek compensation recovery on behalf of the deceased.

Vancouver DUI Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Victims

Navigating a personal injury claim after being injured or losing a loved one in a DUI crash is no easy feat. These types of accidents take an emotional and physical toll on victims and their families. Rizk Law lawyers understand what you are going through, which is why our Vancouver DUI accident lawyers are devoted to securing the financial resources and justice that injured victims deserve.

Our personal injury team provides every client with the compassionate, professional, and strategic legal representation they need during this stressful time. Call (503) 245-5677 or reach out to us online by completing our contact form to learn more about what we can do for you.