Drunk Driver Accidents

We frequently see on the news the devastation that happens to someone who is hit by a drunk driver. These are typically very bad accidents because the intoxicated driver is often times driving fast, not stopping at red lights or stop signs, and driving the wrong way down a street, on-ramp or freeway.

When you’re injured because of a drunk driver, it’s critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  Under Oregon Law, if the drunk driver was served alcohol at a bar, tavern or restaurant while he or she was visibly intoxicated, the business may also be at fault for your injuries. The law requires that the business within question receives written notice that they served someone who was visibly drunk within a certain time limit.

The more time that passes after a drunk driving accident, the more challenging it can be to find out where the drunk driver was drinking.  Police reports seldom state where the driver had been drinking. Their focus is on documenting the fact that the driver was driving drunk. For a proper investigation to be completed within the required timeframe, you need to consult an attorney as soon as possible.

 

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