One of Portland’s Fire captains has been arrested three times for drunk driving. The most recent DUI accident resulted in injuries for 2 motorists who were on their way home when the Fire Captain crossed the center line and drove them off the road, nearly hitting them head-on.
The crash caused extensive damage to the victims’ car, breaking all of its windows, and wrecking the entire car. In addition to physical injuries and car damage, the two victims appeared traumatized by the crash.
Captain’s DUI Accident Record
Court records reveal a history of DUI arrests for the fire captain. He was first arrested in 2006 for drunk driving, and again in 2008 for DUI, reckless driving, and reckless endangering. His most recent arrest was for DUII, reckless driving, and 4 counts of reckless endangering.
It’s important to remember that if you or a loved one is involved in a DUI accident, you may be entitled to compensation.
Claiming Compensation for Portland DUI Accident
Anyone who is injured in a DUI accident can claim economic and noneconomic damages against the negligent driver who caused their injuries. Economic damages refer to past and future medical bills, lost income or wages, loss of earning potential, and other out of pocket expenses.
Noneconomic damages refer to the injured party’s pain, suffering, anguish, humiliation, damage to reputation, and other subjective non-monetary losses.
In addition to economic and noneconomic damages, the injured party may also be entitled to punitive damages – a monetary award intended to punish the drunk driver for his/her recklessness which caused the accident.
Punitive damages are awarded in court and are often excluded by insurance companies in out-of-court settlements. Your DUI accident attorney can assess your situation, prepare the necessary evidence to support your claim, file the appropriate case against those responsible, and represent you in the litigation.
In Portland, Oregon and neighboring towns, the accident injury attorneys at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss have over 75 years of combined experience, handling more than 600 cases in the last three years, including many DUI accidents.
We handle a wide range of personal injury cases such as car accidents, slip and falls, pedestrian accidents, dog bites and dog attacks, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death. Call us today at 503-688-5005 to schedule a free consultation. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any attorney fees if we can’t win your case!