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Lance D. Youd

Oregon Drunk Driving Accident Attorney


Lance D. Youd is an experienced Oregon drunk driving accident injury lawyer. If you or your family member was severely injured in a crash with a drunk driver or a drugged driver, we are here to help. To set up a free, no obligation consultation with a top-rated DUI accident injury attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

Drunk Drivers Cause a Disproportionate Share of Catastrophic Collisions

Sadly, intoxicated driving remains a serious problem on our roadways. Drunk drivers and drugged drivers are responsible for a significant share of catastrophic and deadly automobile accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that approximately 10,000 people are killed in DUI accidents in the United States each year.  

What to Know About DUI Accident Claims in Oregon 

Oregon is an at-fault accident state. The party that caused a crash through negligence—unsafe actions or inactions—will be held liable for the damages. Drunk driving and drugged driving are both examples of negligence. Intoxicated driving is also a criminal violation. A drunk driver that causes a crash may be arrested and charged with a serious criminal offense. That being said, the criminal case will not get you the compensation that you deserve—at least not directly. Injured DUI accident victims need to bring a separate, civil legal claim against the driver. 

We Help DUI Accident Victims Get Justice and Full Financial Compensation 

Drunk driving accident victims need financial support. In Oregon, DUI accident victims can seek compensation for economic and intangible losses. Yet, even in these serious accident claims, insurance companies still fight aggressively to limit payouts. Our Oregon car accident attorney can help you recover the full financial support you deserve. DUI accident victims may be entitled to compensation for: 

  • Motor vehicle repairs/replacement; 
  • Emergency medical bills; 
  • Other health care expenses; 
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity; 
  • Pain and suffering & mental distress;
  • Long-term disability or disfigurement; and 
  • Wrongful death. 

While personal injury damages are generally designed to be purely compensatory in nature in Oregon, a DUI accident may be an exception. DUI accident victims may be entitled to additional compensation for punitive damages. An attorney will help you maximize your recovery. If you have questions about punitive damages, our Salem DUI accident lawyer can help.

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You Can Rely On Salem Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Lance D. Youd

With nearly three decades of personal injury experience and eight figures recovered on behalf of injured victims, our founding attorney Lance D. Youd knows how to get results. We fight for DUI accident victims and their families. More specifically, our Salem DUI accident lawyer is prepared to: 

  • Hear your story, answer questions, and explain the next steps in the process; 
  • Investigate the DUI crash, organizing all of the relevant evidence;
  • Advocate for you in any settlement discussions with insurers; and
  • Devise a personalized strategy designed to get you and your family results. 

Contact Our Oregon DUI Accident Injury Lawyer Today

DUI accident injury claims are notoriously complex. You need professional representation. If you or someone you care about was hurt in a crash with an intoxicated driver, we will protect you. Call us at (503) 399-8967 or send us a direct message to schedule your free case review. From our offices in Salem and Lake Oswego, we represent DUI accident victims and their families throughout Oregon.

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Our clients say it best

At Youd Law, we pride ourselves in offering unmatched service. Lance and his staff are responsive and respectful, providing efficient, expert assistance in a kind and courteous manner.


We cannot thank you enough for your generous intervention for our dear friends. It shows how God used you to answer prayer!

K H Family Family Law 2019

I wouldn’t want to go up against you Lance. Thanks to you and your team for your hard work.

KW July 2019

It’s been a long battle and I want you to know I appreciate all you have done.

RD July 2019

God answers…..One of our dear friends reached out to a lawyer she knows for me. What a great man! He contacted me and spent over a half an hour on the phone answering my questions.


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Lance D. Youd, Attorney at Law proudly serves clients in Salem, Portland,and all surrounding areas in the greater Willamette Valley, OR.


1596 Liberty St SE Salem, OR 97302
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17036 Canal Circle Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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