DRUNK DRIVING TRUCK ACCIDENTS
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There are many differences between the average civilian driver and a commercial truck driver operating a big rig, but there’s at least one thing they have in common: it is extremely reckless– and illegal– to be on the road while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been injured by a commercial truck driver who was drunk behind the wheel, please contact our firm today.
At Jones & Swanson, our dedicated and respected Marietta truck accident lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients who have been hurt or wronged by the negligence of others. In drunk driving truck accidents, that negligence demonstrates a clear disregard for public safety and deserves to be brought to light in court.
Drivers of big trucks are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. These laws dictate how long a driver can drive before they need to rest. Several drivers and their companies violate these rules so they can make more money. This leads to sleepy, fatigued drivers who make mistakes leading to bad accidents and injured people.
Let our experienced attorneys get you the compensation you deserve. We understand the laws of truck driving accidents, and there will be no legal fees until a settlement or verdict in your favor is obtained.
Call our firm at 770.427.5498 to start exploring your legal options.
DANGEROUS COMMERCIAL BIG RIG DRIVERS
It’s well known that the consumption of alcohol can impair a driver’s ability to be safe on the road. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers who must be specially trained to operate tremendously large and heavy trucks and rigs safely.
A driver under the influence of alcohol can experience:
- Drowsiness & fatigue
- Impaired focus
- Reduced reaction times
- Impaired vision
Additionally, some truck drivers turn to substance and/or prescription drug abuse to endure long hours and fight fatigue. These substances and alcohol can lead to impaired decision-making and an inhibited performance behind the wheel.
Reuter Health reported in a review of 36 studies in large countries that 50% of all truck drivers admitted to drinking and driving and 30% admitted to using amphetamines.
If a drunk or impaired driver was responsible for the commercial truck accident that hurt you or your loved one, we invite you to contact Jones & Swanson today. We know what it takes to develop a compelling case on your behalf and ensure that maximum relief is diligently pursued.
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