Checking For Signs Of Intoxication
While most trucking companies have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to truck drivers who consume alcohol on the job, truck accidents involving alcohol still occur and can result in horrendous accidents. Serious injuries and death are common in such accidents; fortunately, if you were hurt in such an accident, you have recourse to a personal injury claim for compensation.
While drunk driving can seriously affect anyone’s ability to drive, a truck driver’s vehicle carries thousands of pounds more than a standard vehicle, making them exponentially more dangerous when they strike other automobiles.
Intoxication can limit a truck driver’s:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Attention span
- Cognitive behavior capabilities
These abilities are needed to drive a semitruck safely. The presence of any alcohol in the truck driver’s blood or cabin itself can be grounds for a personal injury suit since such would easily constitute negligence.
Our lawyers can examine the evidence as to whether the truck driver was intoxicated when you were hit, or if he or she has a history of DUIs. We can also investigate whether the trucking company routinely monitors its drivers’ backgrounds and checks for signs of intoxication.
We Will Not Rest Until Your Needs Are Met
A DUI chemical test conducted by law enforcement soon after the accident can be essential to any claim of negligence on the driver’s part, which our firm can use to get the compensation you need.
At Taylor, Tucker & Jones, LLC, we believe in working hard for those who were harmed by another person’s negligence.
We make a positive recovery in over 98% of the cases we pursue.
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