Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

When an injury or crash is caused by a drunk driver in Everett, injured people need legal help

Injury attorney Bill Coats has worked with many clients injured in collisions caused by drunk or drugged drivers in Everett. Through his years of experience, Bill knows that:

  • Many drunk drivers and drugged drivers are repeat offenders;
  • Many should have monitoring devices, like ignition interlock devices, installed in their vehicles, but they don't;
  • Many are under the supervision of parole officers who should be monitoring the offenders' behavior, but aren't;
  • Drunk drivers who are underage obtained the alcohol illegally; the person or establishment who provided it can be held responsible;
  • Many drunk drivers have been over-served in bars, taverns, or restaurants, making those establishments responsible in part for the resulting DUI accident.

Everett victims of drunk drivers have resources available to help them move forward

After an accident with a drunk driver, injured people and their attorneys need information as they prepare the insurance claim. Here we offer links to various organizations, including:

The Everett Police Department usually produces a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a drunk driving collision. Contact us for help with accident reports.

The Everett Fire & Rescue Department often will respond to the scene of an injury collision, and they also produce important reports that will support your insurance claim.

The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.

The region's major hospitals include:

These medical facilities will provide copies of your medical records and bills following treatment, which will be needed to fully support your claim. Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports as they work up your personal injury case.

Why it is crucial to launch an Everett drunk driving claim immediately

One absolute truth we know about impaired-driving crash claims is that it is crucial to immediately locate and speak with witnesses to the drunk driver's actions prior to, during, and after the collision. Bartenders, waiters, and other patrons often hold the key to information that enables Bill Coats to fully support his clients' claims. But witnesses tend to disappear or have hazy recollections of events, so immediate contact is necessary to preserve a claim.

When an Everett drunk driving accident results in a serious injury or a fatality, Bill Coats can help

When an injury is serious or a death occurs, contact Bill Coats to manage the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Bill's years of experience enable him to efficiently and thoroughly manage your case to achieve the full settlement you are entitled to.

Since Bill Coats Law offers a no-cost consultation and works on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us immediately, to learn more about your rights and options.

You may not want to take the time to interview more than one attorney but beware.  There are good personal injury attorneys who work hard for their clients and others that put the minimal effort into settling claims.  How do you know?  Personal Injury Attorney Bill Coats, who does work hard for his Everett WA clients, suggests interviewing several personal injury attorneys before you sign up with a specific one, including him!  The consultations are free.  Even AFTER you sign up with a personal injury attorney, you may be dissatisfied for one reason or another.