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Intoxicated Truck Drivers

Each year over one hundred thousand people are injured intruck related accidents. These accidents are caused by many different reasons, including driver impairment and faulty trucks.  When alcohol or drugs are involved in a trucking accident, the settlement’s dynamic changes.  If a truck driver operates their vehicleunder the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is considered to be truck driver negligence. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a commercial truck accident with a DUI truck driver, contact the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. to learn more about your legal options. Call TOLL FREE at 800 - 773 - 6770 to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney or fill out the Request More Information form on this page.

Because impaired truck drivers often suffer from fatigue, some drivers will turn to using stimulants in a misguided attemp to stay awake and alert. Both legal and illegal stimulants can cause reckless driving, paranoia, confusion, poor judgment, and impaired reaction time. Stimulants commonly used in the trucking industry include caffeine, ephedrine, cocaine, and methamphetamines. 

Investigations of Truck Drivers After an Accident

When a truck accident occurs, there will be several investigations to determine liability. These are conducted by state and local law enforcement and official agencies. Truck accident investigations include conducting blood alcohol tests on the driver, regardless of whether or not any injuries or fatalities resulted.  Truck drivers have stricter limitations than drivers of passenger vehicles. The maximum blood alcohol limit is .08 inmost states for drivers of passenger vehicles.  Whereas for commercial truck drivers, the legal limit is only .04.

What to do if you have Been Hit by an Inebriated Truck Driver?

If you are involved in an accident with a drunk truck driver, call the police immediately.  Do not try to confront the driver as this may make the situation worse. In addition, get the license plate of the truck and write it down immediately.

How Lawyers Can Help

If you are injured in an accident that involved an impaired truck driver and they are found negligent, you may be entitled to compensation for your mental and physical pain and suffering.  Cases involving inebriated truck drivers often have multiple defendants.  When a truck driver who is intoxicated, the "dramshop cause of action" often comes into play.  Dramshop law essentially states that the establishment that served the intoxicated person may be partially liable for the accident. Because these are complex legal matters, it is always best to consult with trucking attorneys who specializes insemi-truck DUI accidents. Learn about you options by calling the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P.

The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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