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On July 17th, 2003 at 1 a.m. while working a vehicle accident, I was struck by a drunk driver. I lost everything I had. My wife left, as 1 year of watching me have seizures and not get better was too much for her. More

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Drunk Driving Fatalities Drop to Lowest Rate since 1950

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that U.S. fatalities due to drunk driving fell to a record low number in 2009, declining by 7.4% from 2008, with a 19% decrease since 2000. This represents the lowest number since 1950. More

Drug and Alcohol Courts: An Effective Alternative to Jail

Drug courts were developed in the 1980's in an effort to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the criminal activity that typically accompanies these behaviors. More

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Hold Drunk Drivers Responsible

The Parole Officer

Drunk drivers are often repeat offenders on probation or parole. Parole and probation officers have a duty to exercise reasonable care to protect the public from the reasonably foreseeable danger of their probationers' dangerous propensity to drive while drunk. We recently obtained a $5.5 million verdict against a probation department for failure to require a probationer to comply with a Judge’s order that she drive only a vehicle equipped with an alcohol interlock device.

For an example of a case where Brett & Coats represented a victim of a drunk driver who was negligently supervised by a parole or probation officer, see our case report.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an alcohol or drug-related traffic accident in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, or Bellingham, call the experienced attorneys at Brett & Coats today. We want bars and taverns to pay for the injuries and devastation that they cause by sending intoxicated drivers onto our highways. Only by making bars and taverns accountable for their actions will future victims be spared.

Call the attorneys at Brett & Coats PLLC today at 1-800-925-1875, 360-714-0900, or contact us via our website at online form. Brett & Coats represents drunk driving victims throughout the state of Washington, including the cities of Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellingham, WA.

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