Every driver should know that driving while under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is against the law. DUI is even more dangerous for commercial truck drivers because they drive extremely large vehicles that may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Such a large truck can cause extensive damage if involved in a collision with a regular passenger vehicle. For this reason, truck drivers who cause accidents and injuries because they engaged in DUI should be held completely liable for all damage they cause. An experienced truck accident attorney in Peachtree City can help DUI truck accident victims recover from the negligent truck driver.
Truck drivers commonly engage in DUI for numerous reasons. First, driving long monotonous hours on the road away from family and friends can grow boring and lonely. Many truck drivers drink alcohol or use controlled substances out of depression or simply for entertainment purposes. No matter how bored, lonely, or unhappy a truck driver is, however, there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel of a big rig while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
In addition to facing criminal consequences of DUI, truck drivers should also face legal penalties in civil court if they caused any accidents or injuries. Any injured DUI accident victims should consult with a personal injury attorney to discuss any civil recourse they may have.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Any commercial truck driver who decides to drive while under the influence of drugs and alcohol should be held responsible for any injuries or other damages that result. At Shane Smith Law, our attorneys will work aggressively to make sure that any DUI truck accident victims receive the full amount of recovery possible under the law. If you have suffered injury in a DUI truck accident, call an experienced truck accident lawyer today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule your free initial consultation.