When a severe injury or death occurs as the result of a Georgia truck accident, the driver may be required to take an alcohol or drug test. This will depend on a variety of factors.
If the results show that the truck driver was under the influence, it could be used as evidence in your Georgia personal injury claim. Your lawyer can use this evidence help prove truck driver liability.
When a trucker meets the requirements to submit to a post-accident truck driver test, there are certain types of substances they are tested for in addition to alcohol.
In a drug test, truck drivers are only tested for the following:
- phencyclidine (PCP);
- opiates; and
In almost all circumstances in which a trucker is cited and there is a death or someone was injured and requires medical attention away from the scene of the accident, a post-accident test will be necessary. And in most cases it will be the employer’s responsibility to administer it.
A post-accident truck driver test is just one type of evidence that could be helpful in a case. There may be other ways that a victim can demonstrate the driver acted in a negligent manner.
After You Have Been Injured in a Georgia Truck Accident
When you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries caused by someone else’s negligence in a Georgiatruck accident, you should know what your rights are. The law offices of Shane Smith can provide you with valuable tips on how to protect your case, free of charge including: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Contact our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).