Dependable Representation for Victims Hurt by Tacoma Drunk Drivers
According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, 468 people suffered serious injuries in drunken driving-related accidents in 2010. As staggering as that figure is, it could have been worse without the more than 40,000 driving while intoxicated (DUI) arrests. Drunk driving is a very real danger to motorists in Washington. Accidents caused by drunk drivers can lead to catastrophic, long-term injuries and even death.
For victims who have been injured in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers in Tacoma, and for those who have lost a loved one, it is important to consult an experienced accident attorney. It is helpful to have a trusted lawyer at your side to watch out for your legal interests while you cope with your physical and emotional pain. At Mark A. Hammer & Associates, Inc., we understand the pain and suffering drunk driving accidents cause, and have assisted accident victims and their families in western Washington for 30 years.
Helping Victims Injured in Accidents Caused by Tacoma Distracted Drivers
The dangers of drunk driving are well known among the general public. Less well known but nearly as dangerous is distracted driving. A distracted driver is a driver whose attention is focused on anything but the road. Common distractions include talking on a cellphone, texting, changing the radio station or the song on a digital music player, and conversing with passengers. The consequences of distracted driving can be severe. Over a five-year period between 2004 and 2008, distracted drivers accounted for roughly 152 deaths per year in Washington. For those who are fortunate enough to survive, the injuries are can be devastating, and disabling.
Being injured in automobile accident caused by a distracted or drunk driver, or losing the life of a loved one, is certainly one of the most painful crises anyone can endure. Making matters worse, few know what to do in an accident or in the days and weeks that follow. Having the help of a trusted advocate can make a world of difference and help you put your life back together.
Importance of Reliable Legal Help for Accident Victims
An attorney is important in these cases for a number of reasons. For one, too many deserving victims are unaware of their right to recovery. As noted in our FAQs for immigrants, a great deal of documented and undocumented immigrants in Washington are uncertain whether they can recover. For another reason, many accidents victims are unsure from whom they can recover. Our uninsured motorists FAQs noted the staggering amount of uninsured and underinsured motorists in Washington. In these and cases others, an attorney can help make sure accident victims’ rights are properly represented.
Speak with a Proven Drunk Driver Accident Attorney
If you have been injured or someone you know has been hurt or killed in an accident caused by a distracted or drunk driver, contact our office today. Your road to recovery begins with a free initial consultation.