Safe and cautious drivers can avoid a lot of trouble on the roads, but a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol can present a dangerous obstacle. DUI motorists can move in an unpredictable manner, making it hard for other drivers to steer clear of them.
Washington residents deal with the tragic effects of DUI accidents every year. In 2017, 135 lives were lost statewide in accidents involving a drunk driver. 200 lives were lost in accidents involving a drug positive driver and 126 lives were lost in accidents involving THC positive drivers.
The terrible choice to consume alcohol or ingest a drug and then get behind the wheel takes a devastating toll on families all across Washington.
Airway Heights DUI Driver Causes Accident
A woman accused of driving while impaired caused a two-car collision Wednesday night in Airway Heights. KXLY-TV reported the accident happened on State Route 2 on November 25, 2020.
The Washington State Patrol says a 43-year-old Airway Heights woman was traveling on Craig Road and made a right turn onto State Route 2. She crossed a double turn lane and struck another vehicle’s front end. A 26-year-old female in the other car was taken to Sacred Heart with injuries. A man and a 13-year-old child in the car were not injured.
The 43-year-old woman was also taken to Sacred Heart with injuries. Investigators have charged her with felony DUI and hit-and-run charges.
Support for Airway Heights Accident Victims
DUI drivers are a threat no matter when you travel. They can put themselves in harm’s way and their bad decisions can target drivers and families in any other vehicle on the road. An innocent victim can suddenly be facing a long, difficult recovery and have to find a way to pay expensive hospital and rehabilitation bills.
You or a family member might be an injured victim facing the costs of recovery alone after an accident that wasn’t your fault. You might be losing wages at work while you miss time over your injuries. In these tragic circumstances, you are allowed to file a claim for damages against the DUI driver and his or her insurance company. This claim can help ensure you have money to pay for medical care now and for care needed in the future. You can also be reimbursed for your missing paychecks. Even the emotional toll you and your family have been put through can earn compensation.
In Washington, victims have up to three years to file this civil lawsuit and demand compensation from an insurance company. You may be allowed years to file, but it’s always beneficial to file as soon as you’re ready. When you wait, it becomes harder and harder to collect evidence and important documents needed to prove your case. An attorney working on your side can help you get ready and make sure you get the compensation you need to get back to normal life as soon as possible.
Contact an Airway Heights Car Accident Attorney
Established in Spokane in 1948, Crary, Clark, Domanico, & Chuang, P.S. is committed to providing our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation. If our Spokane Car Accident Lawyers represent you for your accident case, you have our assurance that we will use our absolute best efforts to win your case. Contact us after any accident resulting in a serious injury for a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation. We will only offer you advice which is in your best interest.