Drunk Driving AccidentsServing Deschutes County and Litigating Throughout Oregon
Bend Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
An Experienced Legal Team in Deschutes County, Oregon
Over 10,000 people die from drunk driving incidents every year in the U.S. Despite the progress we’ve made to lessen the chances of people dying in DUI accidents, drunk driving is still a leading cause of death and injury on American roadways. If you’ve been hurt or a drunk driver has killed a loved one, we can help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
At Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law, our skilled lawyers have won and settled numerous accident lawsuits for drunk-driving-related injuries.
Who Is Liable When You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver?
Not only is the drunk driver held accountable for your pain and suffering — the bar, social host, or restaurant who supplied the driver with alcohol may also be responsible. Drunk driving accident lawsuits are complex, and other people may have some responsibility for the accident. Unfortunately, what we’ve seen time and time again is that drunk driving victims tend to experience much more severe and debilitating injuries than other car accident victims. Sober, but distracted or careless, drivers usually take evasive action to lessen the severity of a wreck, but a drunk driver is too impaired to do this.
Our clients often come to us with these types of devastating and painful injuries:
- Strains, sprains, and slow-healing soft tissue injuries
- Airbag- or seatbelt-related injuries
- Broken collarbones and arms that prevent them from working or fulfilling family responsibilities
- Spinal injuries
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Herniated disks and whiplash
- Femoral head fractures
- Shoulder injuries
- Wrist fractures
- Wrongful death
If a drunk driver killed a family member of yours, we can help to obtain a settlement for you and your loved ones.
When our clients come to us with these types of serious injuries, they’re often buried under a pile of mounting medical bills and are in a panic about how much more work they are going to miss while they heal. We can’t tell you how long it will take for your injuries to heal, but we can put a stop to the bill collectors. When you file a claim against a negligent driver, we will negotiate with your medical providers, so they won’t send unpaid bills to collection.
You’re entitled to a multitude of damages under Oregon law if you been hit and injured by a drunk driver, which may include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, decreased quality of life, negligent infliction of emotional distress, loss of consortium, medical bills, and more.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to negotiate with the insurance company alone. Their job is to give you the least amount of money they can for the drunk driver’s negligence and reckless behavior.
At Miller & Hopp, we represent clients in many types of negligence-based accidents that result in injuries and damages. Under Oregon law, you have legal rights in seeking compensation for what you have endured, from past and predicted future medical expenses to pain and suffering, emotional anguish, income loss, and more.
With 50 years of combined experience, the lawyers at Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law have the skills and knowledge to confront legal issues in any area related to your case.
Miller & Hopp Attorneys at Law encompasses an extensive range of practice areas. We do not limit our practice or focus to one particular area of law. Our firm can use different strategies that will be most beneficial to the specifics of your case.
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