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DUI Accident Attorneys in Everett, 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 lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about DUI accidents in Everett

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

  • 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 involved in a DUI accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed and afraid for what the future may hold. If you have injuries or damage to your vehicle, you may be worried about how you’ll pay any expenses you incur. While the insurance company may offer you compensation, it may not be enough. You should be fairly compensated to cover your costs. Everett DUI accident attorney Rico Tessandore can help you get the money you deserve.
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What You Need to Know About DUI Accidents in Everett
A DUI accident can be sudden and leave you or your loved ones with potentially life-altering and life-threatening injuries. Sadly, these injuries can have a last impact on your health, your future, and your family’s well-being.

You may have many questions and concerns as you come to terms with the DUI accident:

  • Why did this happen?
  • How can I take care of my family during this trying time?
  • How will I pay my bills?
  • What are the responsibilities of the person who was driving under the influence?
Suppose someone was driving under the influence and caused an accident that led to an injury to you or your family or caused vehicular damage. In that case, you might be eligible for compensation to cover your expenses related to the accident and any other adverse effects, like the loss of your job due to injury. The law offices of experienced Everett DUI accident attorney Rico Tessandore can guide you through each of the steps to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you’d like to learn more, contact Everett DUI accident lawyer Rico Tessandore today.

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Total DUI Accidents in Everett

Each year, the Washington State Department of Crash Data Portal reports statistics, other information about the total crashes in Washington state, and the total crashes in individual cities and counties. According to the 2020 report, there were 1,643 crashes in Everett. Of those crashes, 76 involved alcohol in some way.

Out of 76 crashes:

  • 3 were fatal crashes
  • 5 were suspected serious injury
  • 9 were suspected minor injury
  • 17 were possible injury
  • 42 were no apparent injury
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Total DUI Accidents in Washington State
According to the 2020 report for the entire state of Washington, there were 3,823 accidents involving alcohol.

Out of those 3,823 crashes:

  • 56 were fatal
  • 293 were suspected serious injury
  • 565 were suspected minor injury
  • 615 were possible injury
  • 2,294 were no apparent injury
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Why Should I Hire an Everett DUI Accident Attorney for My Case?
We're Dedicated to Helping People
When you get in touch with us, you can rest easy knowing:
  • We’ve successfully resolved over 1,000 cases
  • Our Everett DUI Accident attorneys are experienced trial lawyers and brilliant litigators
  • We are highly respected in the legal community
  • You and your case will become our top priority
  • We have over 20 years of legal experience
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How Rico Tessandore Can Help You with a DUI Accident
Everett DUI accident attorney Rico Tessandore can help you with your accident. Here’s how:
  • I will thoroughly examine and analyze each piece of evidence to be sure that your case is as strong as possible. Whether the accident resulted in damage, injury, or death, I’ll use all of the evidence to help you get compensation.
  • In the event of injury or death, I’ll coordinate with healthcare providers to ensure that all your medical bills are paid.
  • I’ll collect all relevant evidence, including but not limited to, police reports, medical records, and documentation of expenses.
  • I will help you get your car repaired or make sure you get a fair price if the vehicle is totaled.
  • I will help you get a fair settlement from the insurance company. If the insurance company offers less than you deserve, they will take your case to court, mediation, or arbitration to ensure you are fairly compensated.

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

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

If you are bringing a case against someone who caused a wreck while under the influence of alcohol or an illegal substance, it’s essential that you understand Washington state law regarding DUI.
Washington is a pure negligence state when it comes to accidents caused by DUI. While a person who causes an accident while under the influence will likely be facing criminal charges, you can also sue them or their insurance company for compensation to cover any injuries or damage you incurred.
As the plaintiff, or the person bringing the civil suit, it will be your responsibility to prove that the other driver was at fault. In Washington state, the BAC level for a person over 21 is .08%. The BAC levels are lower for underage drivers.
You must also prove that the accident caused you some harm, such as an injury, vehicular damage, or lost wages if you missed work due to being injured.
A judge will look at the evidence and the situation as a whole. Although the person driving under the influence may have caused the accident, if you were driving negligently as well, such as speeding, the judge may not grant as much compensation.

What Responsibilities Does the Other Driver Have?

Even though you are the victim in the situation and were not the one doing something as reckless as driving under the influence, Washington state law still expects all drivers to use reasonable care when behind the wheel.

As a result, your driving at the time of the accident may be called into question as well. You may be required to prove that you were using reasonable care.

Drivers are expected to drive at a reasonable speed, which means going the speed limit in normal conditions and going slower in dangerous situations like heavy rain.
Drivers are also expected to keep their eyes on the road and avoid any distractions such as cell phone use.
Drivers must keep their vehicles in good working order and perform regular maintenance.
If you were involved in a DUI accident, an Everett accident attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call today for a consultation.

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