Driver on Drugs Accident Injury Lawyer
Commercial truck drivers are subject to the laws regarding alcohol and drug use while operating a large truck. Due to the potential for serious accidents and injuries in trucking accidents, federal and state DOT regulations include:
- Truck drivers are subject to random drug tests before, during and after their shift.
- Drivers are not permitted to operate a commercial vehicle while using alcohol.
- Truck drivers are not allowed to drive a truck within four hours of drinking alcohol.
- Truck drivers are subject to mandatory drug tests after any vehicle accident in which the driver is cited or when the accident caused a fatality.
- Truck drivers are subject to drug testing if a supervisor determines there is reasonable suspicion the driver may be using alcohol or drugs based on behavior.
Too often, however, some truck drivers use drugs to help them stay awake and drive longer. These drugs impair judgment, seriously increasing the risks of causing an accident and injuring innocent commuters.
If you, or someone you love, are ever involved in a trucking accident, protect your rights and pursue justice with a driver on drugs personal injury negligence claim. Stockbridge personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr can explain how a personal injury lawsuit will hold responsible parties accountable while providing necessary compensation for your injuries.
Commercial Trucking Negligence Claims
Commercial trucking companies will be well represented by lawyers who will do everything possible to discount a personal injury claim, especially if the truck driver in question was under the influence of drugs. You should also be well prepared with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can aggressively pursue your case.
Don’t settle for second best when your future is at stake. Contact our office today and schedule a confidential consultation with personal injury attorney Darrell T. Farr in Henry County.