Accidents Caused By Drug Or Alcohol Abuse By Truck Drivers
State and federal regulations place strict requirements on truckers. One of the most critical ones is prohibiting truckers from getting behind the wheel after they have been drinking. The regulations say that a trucker may not drive if he or she has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02 or higher. That percentage is low enough that most truckers are unable to drive legally after a single beer.
Still, drug and alcohol use by truckers continues to be the cause of many serious accidents. At the Carter Law Offices, our Kansas City truck driver drunk driving accident attorneys represent these injury victims in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Our Missouri law firm uses years of experience to do the right thing for folks — helping them move forward after an accident changes their lives.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident caused by drunk driving, call 816-283-3500 now for a free consultation.
Stimulants and Driver Fatigue
Truckers are under pressure by their employer to finish their routes by any means necessary. Under pressure from their employers, they are often overworked and overtired. Many turn to stimulants to help them stay awake and drive further. They may use speed, cocaine or methamphetamine to help keep up with demands.
Truck drivers also use medications that would otherwise be legal — just not behind the wheel. Many may not even realize that it is against the law to operate a semi truck under the influence of certain prescription medications.
Missouri Truck Accident Lawyer
If you believe that the driver involved in your truck accident was drunk, under the influence of an illegal stimulant or prescription medication, it is critical that you contact a lawyer. The lawyers at the Carter Law Offices can give you our straightforward opinions. We even have a registered nurse and a doctor of chiropractic on staff to help understand how you were hurt and what can be done to make things better.
Contact Our Law Firm
At Carter Law Offices, we can make a difference and hold defendants accountable for truck driver DUI. Give us a call at 816-283-3500. You may also contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.