Suspected DUI and 4 Passengers Injured in Crash on Alki Avenue
Below: DUI injury lawyer Brian Kent discusses drunk driving lawsuit settlements in the section below.
A suspected DUI driver and his four passengers were all injured in a crash on Alki Avenue in Seattle on Sunday afternoon. The passengers included a woman and three young children.
According to the police, the crash happened at around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday. A 26-year-old driver was reportedly driving northbound in a Honda Civic on the 1500 block of Alki Avenue SW when he crashed into a parked car, causing his Hondato flip over onto its top.
Several witnesses rushed to assist the five occupants and remove them from the vehicle. Police and medics arrived at the scene and all of the occupants were hospitalized with varying degrees of injury.
The driver was evaluated at the hospital and police determined there was evidence he was intoxicated. Officers got a search warrant for a blood sample and he was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of DUI after his release from the hospital.
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Lawsuits For Injuries Suffered in DUI Crashes
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents people who have been injured by DUI drivers and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Here is Brian with some info on filing a lawsuit for DUI crash injuries:
DUI crashes cause devastating injuries and leave victims with serious personal and financial difficulties. These victims should be aware that they have legal rights, including the right to financial compensation.
A DUI driver can be sued in a personal injury lawsuit, but there are sometimes other forms of financial compensation as well. In some cases, an alcohol vendor can be sued for serving alcohol to a drunk driver who went on to injure others in a DUI crash. These are called dram shop lawsuits.
Washington is one of many states with dram shop laws. According to Washington dram shop laws, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for serving a customer who was “obviously intoxicated” or “apparently under the influence” at the time the alcohol was provided.
If you or a loved one were injured in a DUI crash, you can learn more about your legal rights in a free consultation with one of our dedicated DUI injury lawyers.
The 1500 Block of Alki Ave SW in Seattle, WA
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