Truck DUI and DWI AccidentsJuly 31, 2014
There are about 500,000 truck accidents that occur each year across the country. An estimated 10 percent of these accidents result in a fatality. A truck accident can be caused by many circumstances, but one of the most tragic types of crashes is a Truck DUI accident. Truck DUI crashes are 100 percent preventable. If a trucker was operating his or her vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they should be held accountable for any damages that result from an accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in an Alabama Truck DUI accident, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our attorneys by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
DUI Limits and Regulations
DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence.” If a high blood-alcohol level is present, a driver may be said to be DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated.
Driving under the influence of any kind of alcohol or narcotics is against the law. In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it is illegal to drive a vehicle or be in control of a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating substances.
If a truck driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, he or she is considered legally drunk and should not be driving any vehicle. A blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or higher is classified as a case of extreme DUI. The higher a truck driver’s concentration of blood alcohol, the higher the chances of a DUI truck accident.
DUI Truck Accident Litigation
As with any motor vehicle accident claim, it is necessary to prove the negligence of the responsible parties in order to receive any kind of monetary damages in a truck DUI lawsuit. If a victim’s lawyer is able to prove that the truck driver was legally drunk, either by the results of a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test, that is enough to prove negligence of the trucker in the DUI accident.
Truck accident claims are often complex as any number of parties can be to blame for a collision. While a truck DUI accident may seem simple, there may be other contributing factors to the crash. Consulting with an attorney who is well-versed in commercial vehicle litigation can improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome for your claim.
Contact an Experienced Alabama Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents typically result in devastating property damage and injuries for all parties involved, due in large part to the size discrepancy between a truck and the average passenger vehicle. When a truck accident is preventable, like a truck DUI crash, damages are that much more tragic.
We urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible if you or your loved one was involved in an Alabama truck DUI accident. At the Citrin Law Firm, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of all those who have been harmed by the actions or negligence of another person or entity.
An experienced DUI or DWI truck accident lawyer at our firm can help you assess the merits of your claim and take it to court, if necessary. Contact an experienced Alabama truck accident lawyer who has the skills and resources necessary to gather all the evidence and present the strongest case possible so that you can recover maximum compensation allowed under to law to recover your losses.
With an office in Mobile, we are available to help any Alabama resident who has been involved in a truck DUI accident.
Our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our firm, there is never any cost to you, unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a lawsuit, contact us to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, one of our lawyers will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your injuries.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Alabama truck DWI victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team of legal professionals, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.
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