Seattle Car Accident Lawyer, Jason Epstein, Explains How Taxes on Alcohol Could Save Lives

Jason Epstein, Seattle Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer and Founder of Teens Against Distracted Driving, recently published a blog discussing the effect of taxing alcohol on fatal auto accidents.

Seattle, Wash. – August 3, 2010 – Jason Epstein, Washington personal injury and car accident attorney, recently wrote a piece for his website,, titled “When Taxes Can Save Lives.”  The blog post delves into the idea that taxing alcohol more could possibly discourage its use, therefore, decreasing the amount of fatal auto accidents and wrongful deaths.

A review of 72 studies worldwide that evaluated alcohol prices and taxes designed to curb binge and underage drinking found that, on average, a 10 percent rise in the price of alcohol resulted in a 3 to 10 percent drop in consumption, along with the same decline on wrongful death and personal injury resulting from car accidents caused by drunk driving.

“It’s no secret that excessive drinking of alcohol leads to more car accidents as well as wrongful death and personal injury. It’s the kind of scenario that’s all too familiar to me as a personal injury lawyer in Seattle, Washington, and it’s something that all of us want to prevent,” remarked Epstein.

“No one likes to pay more taxes. But no one wants to see any more alcohol-related deaths on the road. Whatever can prevent these kinds of car accidents that too often result in the wrongful deaths of innocent parties should obviously at least get some serious consideration,” wrote Epstein.

Jason Epstein founded Straight Talk Law to provide a series of legal guides meant to empower accident victims and those looking for a lawyer.  Straight Talk Law prides itself on providing the unfiltered truth about lawyer advertising, an informative website and blog, a new way to practice law where the lawyer communicates pertinent information directly to the client in an easy-to-understand way, and a law practice where lawyers share information with those who need it, and work on their clients’ case in an open, easy to understand way through effective communication.

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About Jason Epstein and Straight Talk Law:

Jason Epstein joined Premier Law Group as a partner in 2007. Jason is a litigator handling all types of personal injury cases with an emphasis on serious plaintiff’s personal injury and insurance coverage.  Jason is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice and serves within its leadership. Jason often speaks at CLEs and serves as an arbitrator for both private and mandatory arbitration matters.

Jason attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.  The month long program is dedicated to training lawyers who represent injured people. Jason completed a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution and the Trial Advocacy program through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Jason has been dedicated to representing injured people since 1999.

Jason Epstein has been representing individuals against insurance companies and large corporations since 2001. He limits his practice to personal injury and wrongful death cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, or other serious and catastrophic injuries. Hopefully you have already visited This website is loaded with tons of information, and is constantly updated to keep you informed of recent developments. You can also stay up to date by following the blogs, which are linked to

Jason understands that providing the best legal representation to his clients, means limiting the number of cases he accepts. He takes fewer cases so he has more time for you. By limiting his caseload, Mr. Epstein is able to give each client and each case the time and attention that they deserve. If you would like to see if your case qualifies for Mr. Epstein to represent you, please contact us through, request one or more of Jason’s books, or call us toll free at (888) 333-1873.

A Seattle native, Jason received his B.A. in Philosophy from USC, and his J.D. from Pepperdine University. Mr. Epstein lives in Renton with his wife and two sons. In his spare time, Mr. Epstein enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

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