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DUI Truck Accident/Wreck Injury Lawsuits

While the majority of professional truck drivers are responsible and would not jeopardize their career or lives by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, there are a few that still make the fatal error. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that only 2% of truck drivers involved in a fatal traffic accident in 2016 had a BAC of .08%. However, that still accounts for dozens of lives that were lost and many more serious injuries that were caused by intoxicated truck drivers that year.

When it comes to DUIs and truck drivers, there is no tolerance for this behavior. Not only are they expected to heed the laws for drinking and driving within the state they are in, federal regulations hold them to a higher standard. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations in Chapter 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations sections §382.205 and §382.207 state that commercial truck drivers and their employers are expected to disallow any alcohol use by truck drivers while performing safety-sensitive functions. Truck drivers can be given a DUI for a BAC of .04% and regulations state they should not perform safety-sensitive functions (including driving) within four hours of using alcohol.

Liable Parties in DUI Truck Accidents

It is not only the truck driver that may be liable if they cause an accident that results in injuries or death. It is possible their employer and even the establishment that served or sold them alcohol could be held liable. DUI truck accident lawsuits tend to be much more complex than a standard vehicle accident case, which is why it is vital to have an experienced attorney on your side if you or your family has been victimized by a drunk truck driver accident.

An intoxicated truck driver behind the wheel of a large truck can cause catastrophic injuries. If you or your family are coping with the injuries or loss from a DUI truck accident, contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP. We will sit down with you in a free consultation to discuss your legal options to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.

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