Impaired & Intoxicated Truck Drivers
Houston Truck Accident Lawyers, Representing Clients Nationwide
Just like all motorists, truck drivers are prohibited from driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If a truck driver gets behind the wheel while impaired or intoxicated, he or she can cause a collision that will likely lead to serious injuries and/or deaths. Unfortunately, the most frequently affected victims of truck accidents are not the truck drivers but the drivers and passengers in the other involved vehicles.
If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident caused by an impaired or intoxicated truck driver, contact The Ammons Law Firm LLP right away. With over 100 years of combined experience, our Houston truck accident lawyers have the knowledge, resources, and skill to thoroughly investigate your claim, determine who is liable, and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have recovered some of the largest settlements and verdicts in Texas history, and we are proud to serve clients from coast to coast.
Contact us online or call us at (281) 801-5617 to request a free consultation today.
Driving while Impaired or Intoxicated Is Negligence
Throughout the U.S., various state laws ban any motorist from operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentrate above a certain percentage. For commercial vehicle operators, including truck drivers, this limit is typically 0.04%—lower than the standard 0.08% BAC limit for motorists above the age of 21. Note that the BAC limit for those under the age of 21 is far lower in most states, with some states outlawing any detectable alcohol in minor drivers whatsoever.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we have represented victims of truck drivers impaired by both alcohol and drugs. Sometimes, truck drivers turn to stimulants, such as amphetamines, in order to remain awake and driver for longer periods of time than the law allows. In such cases, truck drivers may be found to have not only violated DUI/DWI laws but also to have violated hours-of-service laws and FMCSA regulations.
In any case, operating a commercial vehicle or truck while impaired or intoxicated is considered negligence in the eyes of the law. Victims of such negligence have the right to seek fair financial compensation for their injuries and damages, and our Houston truck accident attorneys can help. We understand the importance of acting fast in order to gather evidence that a truck driver was impaired/intoxicated, and we know how to build solid cases that refute trucking companies’ claims that someone other than the truck driver was at fault.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Damages
Due to the massive size and weight of 18-wheelers and commercial trucks, they often cause immense damage when they collide with smaller vehicles, pedestrians, or bicyclists. In fact, truck wrecks comprise some of the deadliest accidents of all motor vehicle crashes.
At The Ammons Law Firm LLP, we understand that those involved in truck accidents face considerable challenges. Victims are likely to sustain serious injuries, such as severe burns, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries, to name a few. These and other catastrophic injuries typically require extensive, ongoing medical treatment and will often prevent victims from returning to work, either temporarily or permanently.
At our firm, we strive to help truck accident victims recover compensation for all their damages, including but not limited to:
- All medical expenses related to the accident, including future medical costs
- Lost wages/income from time taken off work to receive treatment
- Lost future earnings when the victim’s injuries are disabling in nature
- Pain and suffering, including emotional trauma, PTSD, etc.
- Property damage and the cost of repairs to damaged vehicles, etc.
- Punitive damages, when the liable party’s acts were egregiously negligent
We believe that no one should have to suffer the devastating, life-altering consequences of another person’s choice to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or impairing drugs. However, when this does occur, you can rely on our Houston drunk driving accident lawyers to fight tirelessly for you.
In total, we have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients. Our attorneys are committed to providing personalized, compassionate, and aggressive legal representation throughout every stage of the legal process.
Call us at (281) 801-5617 for a free consultation. Se habla español.