Injured in a Crash with a Drunk Driver?
Attorney Zach Herschensohn will fight to hold them accountable
If you’ve been hurt in a crash with a drunk driver, attorney Zach Herschensohn can pursue the compensation you deserve. The Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims throughout the Seattle metro area and takes an aggressive approach when it comes to accidents involving drunk drivers. Put your case in the steady hands of a knowledgeable and experienced Kent car accident lawyer. Contact us today for your free consultation.
The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes is more than $40 billion, and every year at least 10,000 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents while thousands of others are seriously injured. When you’ve been hurt in a collision with someone driving under the influence of alcohol, it’s normal to feel angry. You’re in pain. Your car needs repairs. You can’t work. Bills are starting to pile up, and your life has been turned upside down – all because of someone else’s negligent behavior. You want justice and you want financial compensation, but the insurance company keeps pressuring you to accept an unrealistic settlement offer.
Show them you’re serious and hire a lawyer. Zach Herschensohn is a no-holds-barred negotiator who won’t give in to the insurance company unless they’re ready to give you maximum compensation. He’s also a respected and experienced trial lawyer who isn’t scared to take your case to court to get you the financial compensation you’re entitled to.
Do insurance companies pay for drunk driving accidents?
In theory, the drunk driver’s car insurance policy will pay out compensation for damages caused while driving under the influence, up to policy limits. In practice, insurance companies are notorious for prioritizing their bottom line. People who have been badly injured in drunk driving accidents often choose to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver in civil court to cover all their accident-related expenses, including medical bills and lost wages from missed time at work.
Can I sue a drunk driver that hit me?
If you were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver, you can file a lawsuit against them in civil court in order to pursue compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Likewise, if someone in your family was killed by a drunk driver in a fatal car accident, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. Keep in mind that the State of Washington may file criminal charges against the driver, but that is separate from your civil case, and because the standard of proof is lower in civil court, you can still win your civil case even if the drunk driver is ultimately not convicted of a crime.
Can I sue the bar or establishment that served the drunk driver alcohol?
Washington’s “dram shop” law provides recourse against an alcohol vendor if they served alcohol to an underage person, or to an adult who was visibly intoxicated. In other words, if someone left a bar, drove drunk, and hit you, you may have legal recourse against the bar if you can show that the driver was served alcohol while already visibly intoxicated. An experienced attorney can review the circumstances of your case and determine whether the dram shop statute is applicable.
What does impaired driving mean?
An impaired driver is someone who is driving under the influence of alcohol, legal drugs (such as marijuana), illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medication. In Washington state, the DUI laws apply to all these substances. Roughly half of all roadway fatalities in Washington state are linked to impaired driving.
Let Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC stand up for you
When you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in a car crash, you shouldn’t have to pay a dime out of your own pocket to cover your accident-related expenses. Remember, they were the ones who decided it was OK to drink and drive, not you. That’s why it’s critical that you get our law firm on your side, fighting to maximize the value of your claim.
Kent car accident attorney Zach Herschensohn understands what to do to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. He’ll take a no-nonsense approach to your case and get you the outcome you deserve. Remember – we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything unless we win. Let Herschensohn Law Firm get to work on your case right away. Contact us today for your free consultation.