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On July 17th, 2003 at 1 a.m. while working a vehicle accident, I was struck by a drunk driver. I lost everything I had. My wife left, as 1 year of watching me have seizures and not get better was too much for her. More

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Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop to Lowest Rate since 1950

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that U.S. fatalities due to drunk driving fell to a record low number in 2009, declining by 7.4% from 2008, with a 19% decrease since 2000. This represents the lowest number since 1950. More

Drug and Alcohol Courts: An Effective Alternative to Jail

Drug courts were developed in the 1980's in an effort to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the criminal activity that typically accompanies these behaviors. More

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Hold Drunk Drivers Responsible

The Drunk Driver

Tacoma DWI Victim Attorney

Drunk drivers should be held responsible for the carnage they cause. Unfortunately, many of them do not carry enough liability insurance to pay for the damages they cause. Be careful; early settlement of a claim against a drunk driver can waive the right to obtain additional compensation from alternative sources described below. More

The Tavern

Bellingham DUI Victims Attorney

Taverns which serve alcohol to apparently intoxicated patrons are responsible for the actions of those patrons. Taverns are also responsible for injuries caused by minors who are illegally served alcohol. Since proof of these violations must come from witnesses on the scene, it is crucial to begin the investigation of any claim against a tavern immediately. More

The Party Host

Washington Wrongful Death Lawyer

Businesses which sponsor celebrations where alcohol is served are responsible for over service of their employees, and for injuries and damages caused when they try to drive home drunk. Social hosts who provide alcohol outside the business context are responsible for injuries to a minor to whom they served alcohol. More

The Parole Officer

Seattle Drunk Driving Victims Lawyer

Drunk drivers are often repeat offenders on probation or parole. Parole and probation officers have a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect the public from their probationer’s dangerous habit of driving while drunk. We recently obtained a $5.5 million dollar verdict... More

The Police

Everett Personal Injury Lawyer

A police officer has a duty to exercise reasonable care once he has taken a drunk driver into custody. Where the officer releases the still intoxicated driver without effectively separating him from his vehicle, the officer is responsible for the damages caused by a subsequent drunk driving accident. We recently recovered a multi-million dollar verdict... More

Brett & Coats represents drunk driving victims, and manages lawsuits against drunk drivers. If you have been in a serious car accident caused by a drunk driver, or know a victim of drunk driving who needs experienced representation to handle a drinking and driving lawsuit, we can help rebuild lives after drunk driving car accidents.

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