Driving a car can be really fun. Especially, when the car you are driving is the one you have always wanted. America is obsessed with tailoring everything to the individual. It’s a good obsession! Everyone loves to stand out and feel proud of what they have accomplished. Unfortunately, not everyone can stand out for the things they are proud of. Our Seattle Car Crash Attorneys at Russell & Hill have witnessed car accident victim’s lives ruined because someone got behind the wheel while under the influence. Our job as your attorney is to make sure that your injuries do not define your legacy. Instead, we are here to make sure that you get the compensation you need to move on from the drunk drivers legacy.
The definition of insanity is when you try the same thing over and over again and get the same result except you expect different results. You will never get a different result. For those who choose to drink and river, the results will get worse and worse. A 70-year old man was arrested for driving under the influence resulting in a head-on collision. It is a miracle that neither of the drivers was hurt. Regardless, the older gentlemen were still arrested for his negligent behavior.
When the 70-year old was first arrested, he told the police that he had nothing to drink. He even refused to submit a sobriety test. Eventually, after more conversation, the older man admitted to drinking before driving. Upon arrest, the investigation found that the older man got his first DUI in 1984 and since then has failed to report to court over 50 times.
In 2011 he was convicted for a DUI felony yet continue to drink and drive without consequence. This is a portrait of a real driver. He may not be an outlier. So many people choose to drink and drive even after several run-ins with law enforcement. Thankfully the head-on collision only resulted in severe property damage, but imagine if it didn’t? Imagine if a life was lost due to a man who ultimately refused to learn his lesson?
Driving under the influence is against the law. The consequences of driving under the influence usually result in some getting injured or hurt. Because drunk drivers do not drive well, they are more likely to swerve into lanes, not stop for lights or stop signs, drive too fast, and improperly change lanes or drive the wrong way.
What To Do?
If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury due to a car accident, our Seattle Car Accident Lawyers at Russell & Hill are here to help you. We will ensure that you get the compensation that covers
- All of your medical expenses
- Lost income if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages