Truckers Driving Under The Influence

Posted on August 20, 2019 in Truck Accident

Impaired Drivers of Semi-Trucks

When a trucker is driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, he poses a great risk to the lives of others. If you were injured or if a family member was killed by a trucker driving under the influence, you need attorneys who have the skills and resources to build a strong case of negligence against the trucker and the trucking company. Wettermark & Keith are personal injury lawyers known for aggressively fighting trucking companies while always treating clients with compassion and respect throughout the legal process.

Consequences of Truckers Driving Impaired

Strict laws are imposed on licensed truck drivers because they spend a lot more time traveling on the road than the average person. The trucks they drive can inflict greater damage than passenger vehicles if a collision occurs. A trucker driving under the influence could face criminal charges and be held civilly liable for his actions. Some of the ways driving under the influence can negatively affect a truck driver are:

  • Slower reaction time
  • Lack of focus or inability to concentrate on the road
  • Impaired judgment while operating the truck
  • Not driving cautiously during hazardous road conditions
  • Violating federal driving limit laws

Driving Under the Influence Lawsuits

Having an 18 wheeler suddenly swerve into your lane, forcing you off the road, or causing your car to flip over are terrifying experiences. At Wettermark & Keith, we understand the numerous ways being in an accident can change your life physically, financially, and emotionally. By driving under the influence, a trucker violates the law and does not perform his job with the standard of care required of licensed truck drivers. We take the time to thoroughly investigate each of our client’s cases by gathering evidence and using expert analysis to defend our legal claims.

Free Consultation with Semi Truck Accident Experts

Call any of our offices to set up an appointment for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We can also be contacted by filling out and submitting the free case evaluation form on the website. Being personally injured in a truck accident can quickly turn your life upside down. We are here to fight for your rights. We are aggressive litigators with a solid reputation built on repeatedly getting the maximum financial recovery owed to our clients. We serve Alabama, Tennessee, and the Florida Panhandle. If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call the office nearest you.