Q: What should I do if I believe the truck driver who caused my accident was under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
Each and every motorist is expected to drive safely in order to avoid injuring themselves or others on the road. Safe driving practices are especially important for truck drivers, who pilot monstrously large and heavy vehicles that are capable of causing catastrophic devastation when involved in collisions with smaller cars and trucks.
Driving while under the influence or drugs or alcohol is one of the most serious—and potentially deadly—ways that a motorist can breach the duty of care owed to their fellow drivers. And, when it comes to truck accidents, intoxicants make dangerous situations even worse. Unfortunately, long hours on the road, high expectations from their employers, and tight schedules may encourage some truck drivers to drink or use drugs while behind the wheel.
Fortunately, those who were injured in truck accidents caused by intoxicated truck drivers may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In truck accident personal injury cases, compensation usually comes from the trucking company—or the company that insures them. Because these companies are for-profit businesses with an eye toward the bottom line, they often fight to keep their financial payouts as small as possible. Working with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney can help ensure you're treated fairly.
Was Your Truck Accident Caused by an Intoxicated Driver?
Those who are fortunate enough to survive truck accidents are often left buried under an avalanche of medical debt, and looking at a long and painful recovery and rehabilitation period. If you were injured in a truck accident that you believe was caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may be able to seek a financial award for your damages. Houston attorney Steve Lee can help investigate your case and fight on your behalf. Contact Steve Lee today to arrange an appointment for a free consultation to discuss your case.