Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Despite public awareness efforts, drunk driving accidents continue to injure and kill people across the Puget Sound region
Personal injury attorney Bill Coats has vast experience helping clients who have been injured in all kinds of motor-vehicle accidents. By far the most upsetting are the ones caused by a drunk driver, since they are completely avoidable and often very severe.
Drunk driving crashes are one of the most common kinds of motor-vehicle accidents in Puget Sound
With our extensive experience helping injured people after drunk driving accidents, we can help people understand what they will be dealing with throughout both the criminal and civil legal process. We know how to build a compelling claim that will be accepted by the insurance company. We know how to effectively negotiate to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict for our clients.
How does attorney Bill Coats build successful drunk driving accident claims?
When someone is injured in a crash caused by a drunk or drugged driver, Bill communicates with physicians, specialists, and employers, to evaluate the extent and severity of injuries and other damages, to determine how the injuries will affect life now and in the future, to prove lost income, and to demonstrate how the accident has affected the ability to work.
Many injuries require expensive, long-term medical care, and Bill documents expected future medical costs to ensure they are fully factored into the insurance-claim process. A successful claim is one in which an injured person receives a settlement that enables them to fully recover financially, and compensates them for all current and future losses, as well as their pain and suffering.
Can a bar, restaurant, night club, or tavern be held accountable financially for over-serving a drunk driver? Yes.
Bars and taverns have a responsibility to serve alcohol safely, in accordance with state law. They can be held liable if their over-service results in an injury or fatality drunk driving collision.
Can the probation department be held accountable when a parolee injures or kills someone in a drunk or drugged driving crash? Yes.
If a parolee, under supervision of a parole officer, is not properly supervised and causes a drunk driving accident, the parole department can be held liable.
Can a law enforcement agency be held accountable for not detaining a drunk driver who then injures or kills someone? Yes!
It is crucial to launch a drunk-driving accident claim immediately after an injury collision. One cornerstone of a strong drunk driving accident claim is the statement of witnesses to the drunk driver's behavior before and after the collision. But witnesses can be difficult to locate and their memories about events can become hazy over time. Immediate action is needed to obtain the information needed to build a solid insurance claim.
Bill Coats Law offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win
Bill Coats handles all of his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.
Bill helps injured people across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties:
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Bill Coats knows that he cannot take away the pain and damages caused by a drunk driving accident, but he can help secure the financial future for an injured person and their family.
To learn more about how we can help you, simply submit the free evaluation form on this page, and Bill and his staff will review the details of your case, free of charge, with no obligation. If we can help you, we will.