Texas Truck Driver DUI Cases
By now, all drivers are well aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. Groups like MADD and SADD spend millions every year cautioning the public not to drink and drive. Drugs also impair a driver’s ability to react and respond to danger or unusual events. Taking drugs or drinking while driving puts everyone else on the road at risk. But imagine the damage the driver of an 18-wheeler might do.
Texas state regulations for truckers is tougher and that’s because a semi-truck can do a huge amount of damage and even take lives if the driver loses control. Other drivers are at significant risk when there’s a trucker who’s had a few too many before heading back out on the road. Those who hold a commercial driver’s license are considered drunk with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .04 or higher.
When an accident does occur, federal mandates specify that the truck driver must take a drug and alcohol test. If either is found in the bloodstream, then criminal charges are filed against the driver. Though the criminal justice system may take care of truckers who choose to drink or take drugs while driving, that doesn't do much to help the victims who were involved in the accident.
Accidents involving Big Rigs often produce multiple victims who sustain very serious injuries. At times fatalities do occur leaving families devastated. Medical bills and other expenses can quickly escalate to thousands of dollars, not to mention all those lost wages. There are even a number of smaller expenses relating to the accident that come up. Will the insurance company pay for everything you lost?
If you or a loved one has suffered a severe injury from this type of accident, you’ll need a professional attorney who understands all federal and state laws pertaining to the commercial trucking industry.
When you choose a qualified Texas law firm like Zinda Law Group PLLC who can navigate the waters of the Texas legal system, we will hold drunk truck drivers accountable for their actions.There’s no excuse for truck drivers disregarding the law and endangering your family by driving while intoxicated or high. At Zinda Law Group PLLC we work hard to gather all the evidence and put together a strong case on your behalf.
When you need a highly skilled Texas truck accident attorney, call Zinda Law Group PLLC. We are your advocates in the legal system who will stand up for your rights and make sure you get a fair settlement.
Zinda Law Group PLLC offers you the benefit of experienced legal help and it won’t cost you a dime until we win your case. Our Texas law firm also offers no-cost, no-obligation consultations so that you can speak to a qualified attorney to discuss your case. Call today for your free appointment.