Lake Oswego DUI Accident Attorney
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable for Causing Injuries
Driving while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous activities a person can engage in. Yet, getting behind the wheel while drunk or high remains a common occurrence. In 2017 alone, 112 of the 439 reported traffic fatalities in Oregon that year were caused by a driver who had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or above, which is the legal limit. Fatalities are a common consequence of DUI accidents. However, even those lucky enough to escape with their lives are usually forced to deal with painful if not permanent injuries.
At The Callahan Law Office, our Lake Oswego DUI accident attorney and legal team are dedicated to protecting accident victims and holding reckless drivers responsible for their negligent actions. If you need help receiving the fair and just compensation you deserve following a DUI accident in the Portland area, you can count us to provide you the personalized care and representation you require.
Oregon Drunk Driving Laws
Oregon’s current DUI law prohibits the following while driving:
- A BAC of 0.08% or higher
- Being under the influence of cannabis or other illegal, prescription, or over-the-counter drug
- Having any alcohol in one’s system if under 21 years of age
A DUI arrest will normally result in a license suspension of one or more years and a fine even if the perpetrator is not convicted in criminal court. If the offender is eventually convicted of DUI, criminal penalties will be imposed in addition to administrative consequences.
If a personal injury claim is involved, the drunk driver and/or their insurance company can be held responsible for paying any damages you have suffered related to the accident.
What Damages Are Available in a DUI Accident Case?
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to receive compensation that will cover your accident-related expenses.
You may be able to receive compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Physical and mental therapy
- Lost wages from missed work
- Medical equipment or retrofitting (in case of permanent injury, for instance)
- Funeral expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
- Burial expenses (in the case of wrongful death)
- And more
The damages that will be available to you vary depending on your situation, although you should be entitled to having your medical expenses covered at the very least. Whether you suffered a minor brain injury caused by whiplash or have been permanently paralyzed and require a wheelchair and other special treatment, we can help you get the amount you need to recover to the best of your ability.
To learn more, reach out to us today to schedule your free case evaluation.
We believe in fighting for the rights of the injured no matter what it takes. Too often injured accident victims are forced to deal not only with the trauma of their accidents, but also the medical treatment, insurance claims, and legal processes that follow. We can negotiate with insurance agents and handle your personal injury claim on your behalf, so you can dedicate your focus to your recovery instead.
Throughout the whole process, I felt informed, supported, listened to, and valued.- Marcia H.
Fantastic lawyer- Jesse
Attorney Joshua V. Callahan founded The Callahan Law Office in his home state of Oregon in 2014. Since then he has helped numerous clients in the Lake Oswego and Portland areas successfully attain the maximum compensation they deserve following motor vehicle, medical malpractice, and other accidents.