Bellingham Motorcycle Accident Caused by Drunk RiderPosted on Aug 14, 2009
According to Washington State Patrol troopers Ross was not wearing a helmet (lucky to be alive) and didn't have a valid motorcycle license. DUI charges are pending against Ross. Drinking and driving don't mix, and doubly so when riding a motorcycle.
Passenger O'Brien may have an injury claim against Ross provided her own drunkeness didn't contribute to her getting on the bike or causing the crash. If she was also drunk her injury claim may be defeated. If you find yourself in this type of scenario its important to consult with an experienced Washington Motorcycle Accident Attorney before speaking with any insurance company representative.