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DUI Accident Lawyer in Coupeville, WA


We’ve Received Compensation For Hundreds Of People. We Can Help You Too.

Unfortunately, DUI accidents are a common occurrence. However, you can take legal action if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence

Here’s what you need to know when looking for a DUI accident attorney
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about DUI accidents in Coupeville

  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your DUI accident case

  • Understanding the law of negligence
  • What duties does the driver have?
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Don't Just Settle for What the Insurance Companies Offer
You Deserve to Be Fairly Compensated
If you’ve been the victim of a DUI accident, you are likely struggling to figure out what comes next. You may be dealing with injuries, medical bills, vehicular damage, and more. It can be confusing to try to figure out precisely what you need to do. To make matters worse, the insurance companies may not offer enough compensation to cover your many costs. You don’t have to settle. The offices of Coupeville DUI accident attorney Rico Tessandore can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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What You Need to Know About DUI Accidents in Coupeville
A DUI accident can cause immediate damage and can also have a lasting impact on your family’s future. If you’ve been the victim of a DUI accident, you may be wondering:
  • Who’s to blame for this accident?
  • How will I pay for my medical expenses and vehicle repair?
  • What does this mean for my family’s future?
If your accident was caused by someone driving under the influence, you might be eligible for compensation. This money can help get you back on your feet.

You don’t have to figure it out alone. A Coupeville DUI accident attorney at the law offices of Rico Tessandore can help you navigate this difficult situation.

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Total DUI Accidents in Island County
Each year, the Washington State Department of Crash Data Portal releases statistics about Washington’s accidents, including its cities and counties. According to this data, there were a total of 722 crashes in 2019, and 66 of those crashes involved alcohol.

Of those 66 crashes:

  • 3 were fatal
  • 5 were suspected serious injury
  • 4 were suspected minor injury
  • 12 were possible injury
  • 42 were no apparent injury
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Total DUI Accidents in Washington State
According to the 2019 data for Washington state, there were 7,757 crashes involving alcohol.

Of those 7,757 crashes:

  • 123 were fatal
  • 441 were suspected serious injury
  • 892 were suspected minor injury
  • 1,604 were possible injury
  • 4,697 were no apparent injury
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Why Should I Hire a Coupeville DUI Accident Attorney for My Case?
We're Dedicated to Helping People
When you hire us, you can feel confident knowing:
  • We’ve successfully resolved over 1,000 cases.
  • Our Coupeville DUI accident attorneys are premier trial lawyers and brilliant litigators.
  • We are highly respected in the legal community.
  • When we take on your case, you’ll become our top priority.
  • We have over 20 years of legal experience.
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How an Attorney Can Help You With a DUI Accident
Here’s how a Coupeville DUI accident lawyer can help you with your case:
  • We will look at your case from every angle and analyze every piece of evidence to make sure you have a strong case.
  • We will work with healthcare providers to ensure all of your medical expenses are taken care of.
  • We will collect all necessary evidence, such as police reports and medical records, to build your case.
  • We will help you get your car repaired or get a fair price if it’s totaled.
  • Most importantly, we will help you get the compensation you deserve from the insurance company and driver who caused the accident.
Call Rico Tessandore today to see how we can help you.

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I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

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Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

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Understanding DUI Law

As the plaintiff in a civil suit, it’s imperative that you understand Washington state law regarding accidents caused by a DUI.
Washington is a pure negligence state, meaning that a person who causes an accident while under the influence can face criminal charges and can have a civil suit brought against them by victims of the accidents.
As the plaintiff, it will be your responsibility to prove that the other driver was at fault. Washington state considers a BAC of .08% to be a DUI.
You’ll also have to prove that the accident caused either injury or damage.
The court will consider the accident from all angles. Even if the other driver was driving under the influence, you might not be eligible for compensation if you were also driving negligently, such as speeding.

What Responsibilities Does the Other Driver Have?

As a driver, you’re expected to use reasonable care. While you may be the victim in the situation and weren’t the one driving under the influence, the court will still look at the accident, make sure you were using reasonable care while behind the wheel.
Drivers must drive at a reasonable speed. Usually, going at the speed limit is sufficient, but you’re expected to slow down in certain conditions, such as inclement weather.
Drivers are expected to be vigilant by keeping their eyes on the road and not getting distracted by things inside the car, such as a cell phone.
All vehicles on the road are expected to be properly maintained. Drivers shouldn’t knowingly drive a dangerous vehicle.
Drivers are expected to maintain control of their vehicle at all times.

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Reasons Why People Choose Rico Tessandore Law