Were you hit by an intoxicated truck driver? Take legal action today!
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their 18-wheelers safely and attentively. If a driver is intoxicated while behind the wheel, he or she is putting the lives and well-being of everyone on the road in danger. Our Beaumont personal injury attorneys believe that truck drivers should be held accountable for the irresponsible consumption and use of alcohol and drugs. If you were injured in an accident caused by a truck driver’s impairment, you have the right to take legal action.
At Brasher Law Firm, PLLC, we have a team of highly competent and dedicated attorneys. With accomplishments including an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and a membership with the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, you can trust that your personal injury case is in the right hands. Additionally, Attorney Clint Brasher is board certified in personal injury law, which makes him an expert in his field. Our team of legal professionals is prepared to help you face negligent truck drivers and their companies with aggressive and efficient litigation.
Drug and Alcohol Driver Restrictions
It is illegal for drivers of all automobiles to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol behind the wheel. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has imposed additional, stricter restrictions on drivers of 18-wheelers. The immense size and weight of a truck means that the smallest lapse in attention can be fatal. Thus, it is crucial that truck drivers maintain complete sobriety so that they can focus on the safe operation of their commercial motor vehicle.
The FMCSA has implemented restrictions for truck drivers on the following:
- Possession of controlled substances, narcotic drugs, amphetamines
- Consumption of alcohol within 4 hours of operating a truck
- Consumption of alcohol while operating a truck
- Possession of alcohol
Furthermore, no company may permit or require drivers to possess or use alcohol or drugs. Thus, not only can you take action against an impaired truck driver, but you can also pursue compensation from a truck company that failed to enforce restrictions.
Quality Counsel from a Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Operating an 18-wheeler requires nothing but complete attentiveness and vigilance. The use of narcotics before or while driving a truck is irresponsible and can have deadly consequences. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a collision with a truck, our team of experts will conduct a thorough investigation and examine toxicology reports to determine if a driver was impaired. You should not pay for a truck driver’s reckless actions; let us help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Furthermore, we operate on a contingency fee basis, because your success is our number one priority. Unless we win a recovery on your behalf, you will not owe us a dime out of pocket. This means that you can count on quality legal representation at rates that you can afford. Additionally, your initial consultation is complementary and confidential, so you have nothing to lose by getting started.
The DPS officer told us it was our daughter’s friend, not the driver of an 18-wheeler, that was the cause of our daughter’s death. We didn’t know where to turn. Clint Brasher helped us through a difficult time. And, when the truck company offered us a decent settlement, it was Clint who told us to wait because he didn’t feel something was right. We trusted him. We found out later that the driver was using illicit drugs and exceeding the speed limit. Once Clint got all of the information, we were able to resolve the case on our terms.Lisa TrentWinnie, Texas
I came to know Clint Brasher and his family when he represented me for an injury I sustained to my foot. When the trucking company refused to offer enough money to pay my damages, Clint traveled all over the South deposing experts proving my damages. He took my case all the way to trial and won a verdict for me. I was not just a name to Clint – he cared for me and my family and fought for me in court.Kennith Danner