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Portland Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Alcohol-impaired driving is dangerous driving. Unfortunately, there are far too many drunk driving accident injuries and fatalities in Oregon. If you or someone you care about has been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, the team at Nichols Law Group is ready to help. You should be compensated for what happened, and we will thoroughly investigate your case and ensure you are treated fairly by the insurance carriers. Call our Portland drunk driving accident attorney today.

Nichols Law Group is ready to get to work

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, find an attorney who will work diligently to ensure you are taken care of. At Nichols Law Group, our clients’ needs are the focus of the case.

We believe in open transparency and constant communication with clients. You will regularly be updated on the status of your case.

We are a full-service law firm that focuses only on personal injury cases. This gives us a unique insight into handling incidents like drunk driving cases.

You will never have to worry about upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs. We only collect legal fees after we secure a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf.

How will an attorney help this case?

Drunk driving accident cases may seem straightforward, particularly if police make an arrest. However, insurance carriers can make these cases difficult. Your Portland drunk driving accident attorney will:

  • Obtain all evidence from the scene of the crash, including any video surveillance, and photographs from the scene, accident reports, eyewitness statements, and more.
  • Ensure you are properly evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can assess your injuries.
  • Work with all parties involved, including the insurance carriers, to reach a fair settlement on your behalf.

Drunk driving incidents are common

Looking at data from the latest reporting year from the Oregon Department of Transportation, we know that there were nearly 60,000 total vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year. Out of those, there were 439 fatalities and 41,893 injuries.

A 2017 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that there are approximately 100 alcohol-impaired crash fatalities each year in Oregon. Alcohol-impaired driving does not just cause fatalities. Those who survive these incidents often suffer from serious injuries. It is not uncommon for our Portland drunk driving accident lawyers to help clients we have sustained the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Loss of or damage to bodily organ
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Significant disfigurement
  • We can help you secure the compensation you need

If you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, seek legal assistance today. At Nichols Law Group, we will work to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the drunk driver

If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving crash, we will work to file a wrongful death lawsuit if necessary. When you need a Portland drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.