Driving under the influence of alcohol is dangerous, and such a decision could place the safety of others in harm's way. Those who suffer serious injuries due to similar acts of negligence may choose to pursue restitution through a personal injury claim, but they may require assistance in the process. A recent multiple-vehicle accident involving an intoxicated driver who was traveling in the wrong lane has left three with injuries in Washington.
According to reports, the incident took place early on a recent Monday morning when a driver was operating his vehicle in the wrong lane of traffic. Authorities assert that he proceeded to collide with three other vehicles during this period. Three individuals reportedly suffered injuries in the process, and each was rushed to a medical facility for treatment soon thereafter.
The road was shut down for nearly five hours while authorities initiated an investigation into the incident. Although no charges have been filed against the man, authorities assert that drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the crash. In addition to the likelihood of facing criminal charges, those who suffered injuries may seek to hold him accountable for his actions through the civil justice system.
Individuals who suffer serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligent actions of another driver may be entitled to restitution accordingly. Since the process can be challenging to navigate, one could find it beneficial to speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance. An attorney in Washington can evaluate the incident, along with a client's injuries and financial needs, and assist in pursing the full amount of compensation deserved through a claim against the party deemed at fault.
Source: Puyallup, WA Patch, "Wrong-Way Crash On SR 18 Leaves 3 Injured", Chris Rhatigan, Jan. 1, 2018