Have You Been Involved in a Car Accident Caused by a Drunk Truck Driver?
Drunk driving accidents injure and kill thousands of people on our roadways each year. A driver who has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .10 is ten times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than a driver who has not consumed alcohol, and a driver who has a BAC of .15 is twenty-five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash. When a truck driver gets behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound vehicle after drinking or using drugs, it can lead to a catastrophic accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a truck driver who has been drinking or using drugs, we invite you to fill out our online case form. The attorneys at Goldberg & Osborne will evaluate your personal injury claim.
Did Alcohol or Drugs Play a Part in Your Accident?
Trucking companies and commercial truck drivers are held to a higher standard than other individuals when it comes to drunk driving. Commercial drivers are violating federal regulations if they have consumed alcohol within 4 hours of driving or have a BAC of.04 or higher.
Drugs and alcohol can cause such reactions as:
- Delayed reaction time
- Blurred vision
- Physical impairment
- Mental impairment
Even drivers who use over-the-counter stimulant drugs pose a serious threat when trying to maneuver such an enormous vehicle.
What Are My Rights if I’ve Been Involved in an Accident with a Commercial Truck?
If you have been involved in a truck accident in which alcohol played a role, you should be aware of all the issues involved and how you can best preserve your rights to compensation. An experienced truck accident attorney will guide you through the process of gathering the proper reports from the police and/or the hospital, hiring experts, and investigating the role alcohol or drugs played in the accident.
An experienced attorney will provide you with the expert help you need to collect the damages you deserve, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Any loss of earnings and reduction of earning capacity
- Expenses to repair or replace any property damaged in the accident
- Damages for any pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, in the event that the driver acted willfully or wantonly
Attorneys at Goldberg & Osborne can help you navigate the complicated commercial trucking laws in your state and protect your rights.
Goldberg & Osborne Are Here to Help You
Since 1989, Goldberg & Osborne has been providing its clients with experienced legal representation in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including drunk driving accidents. We have recovered more than two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) for our clients nationwide, and have the experience and know-how to help you win your case.
Why should you choose Goldberg & Osborne?
- We can start your case through phone and email – there is no need to come to our office.
- We have a nationwide association of experienced accident attorneys.
- We can handle your case on a contingency basis, meaning you pay only if we win.
If you have been involved in a car accident, don’t wait. Call for your free, no obligation consultation. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (800) 863-3074 or SUBMIT A SHORT AND SIMPLE CASE FORM HERE.