Truck Driver DUI/DWI Accidents
Every year, there are approximately 500,000 truck accidents that happen across the nation. About 10 percent of these accidents result in the fatality of someone involved. While there are many circumstances that can result in an Oklahoma truck accident, one of the most tragic types of crashes is a Truck DUI accident. Truck DUI or DWI collisions are 100 percent preventable.
At The Edwards Law Firm, we feel that if a trucker was operating his or her vehicle while under the influence to drugs or alcohol and caused a wreck, they should be held accountable for any damages that result.
If you or a loved one was injured in an Oklahoma truck DUI/DWI accident, you may be able to file a claim in order to recover compensation for your losses.
To begin exploring your legal options, contact our truck accident attorneys today by completing the Free Case Review form to the right.
DUI Regulations and Limitations
In all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it is illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating substances. Truck drivers are often under a lot of pressure to meet unrealistic deadlines set by trucking companies, so many will take drugs to keep them awake. There is never any circumstance where this is acceptable behavior of someone who is operating a large commercial vehicle.
DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. If a high blood-alcohol level is present, a driver could be charged with a DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated.
If a truck driver has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher, he or she is considered legally drunk and should not be driving any vehicle, especially a vehicle the size of most commercial vehicles.
A blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 or higher is considered an extreme DUI. The higher a truck drivers concentration of blood alcohol, the higher the probability of their involvement in a DUI truck accident.
DUI/DWI Truck Accident Litigation
It is necessary to prove the negligence of the responsible parties in order for victims to receive any kind of monetary award in a truck DUI lawsuit. In order to prove negligence of the trucker in a DUI accident, a victims lawyer must be able to prove that they were legally drunk. This is often proven through the results of a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test.
Contact an Experienced Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Due in large part to the size discrepancy between a truck and the average passenger vehicle, a car vs. truck wreck will often result in devastating property damage and catastrophic injuries. When a truck accident is preventable, like a truck DUI wreck, damages are that much more tragic.
We urge you to contact the experienced truck accident lawyers at our firm if you were involved in a truck DUI/DWI accident. At The Edwards Law Firm, we are committed to fighting for the rights of all those who have been injured by the actions or negligence of another person or entity.
With offices in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas, our attorneys are available to help fight for the rights of anyone who suffered harm in a Truck DUI crash.
Truck accident claims are often complex, as there are many different parties who can be responsible for the crash.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a claim, contact our firm to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your losses.
We believe that every personal injury victim deserves access to legal counsel, regardless of their financial status. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that there is never a cost to you unless we obtain a favorable outcome for your claim.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Truck DUI/DWI victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.