Drunk Driving Accidents

Representing Victims of Drunk Drivers in Oregon & Washington

Paulson Coletti represents victims of drunk driving accidents throughout Oregon and Washington. Tragically, about 10,000 people are killed and many more are injured in drunk driving accidents in the U.S. annually. Drivers have a responsibility to exercise necessary care and caution. By drinking and getting behind the wheel, drivers put themselves and everyone else on the road at risk.

Paulson Coletti's Portland car accident lawyers advocate for victims of drunk drivers and their families. Call today for a free case review to learn your rights and options.

DUI Accident Statistics in Oregon

Below are statistics from the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies.

  • More than 10,000 people are killed every year in the U.S. in drunk driving accidents - that's 31% of all fatal accidents.
  • Approximately 24,000 people are arrested and 10,000 are convicted for drunk driving in Oregon annually.
  • Oregon had about 170 alcohol-involved traffic crash fatalities annually – Multnomah County has one of the highest concentrations of these accidents (18 fatalities, based on a 10 year average from 1999-2008). This dropped drastically with new restrictions for drunk drivers (such as ignition interlock devices) which caused the DUI fatality rate in Oregon to drop to about 86/yr.

Benefits of Retaining Paulson Coletti for Your Case

At Paulson Coletti, we operate on the mandate "liberty and justice for all." This means that we work hard to provide effective advocacy for our clients, and we trust that this effort will produce justice for accident victims. Some of the many benefits of retaining our law firm include –

Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered
Our attorneys have won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients, including many car accident victims.

More than 100 Years of Legal Experience
Our three seasoned trial lawyers bring a collective 100 years of experience to the table. This experience gives us an advantage both in and out of court.

There Is No Fee Unless We Win
Contingency fees allow individuals to retain our law firm for representation with no upfront costs to us. Our clients only pay if we secure a financial recovery on their behalf.

Contacting Our Portland Car Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you love was injured in a drunk driving accident, we invite you to contact Paulson Coletti and speak with one of our Portland car accident attorneys. We represent victims of negligence throughout Oregon and Washington, so if you believe you have a claim, contact us for a free review of your case by phone at (503) 433-3524 or by filling out our confidential consultation form .