When Alcohol Contributes To A Truck Accident
Like most states, North Carolina sets a significantly lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level for drivers of commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers, buses and other business vehicles. A driver operating a commercial vehicle is considered legally drunk if his or her BAC is .04 percent or greater (as opposed to .08 percent for a driver of a passenger vehicle).
If you or someone you love is seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, you have the right to recoup all of your medical costs, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.
If it can be shown that the truck driver’s BAC was over .04 at the time of the accident, the liability may extend to the driver’s employer.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Comerford Chilson & Moser, L.L.P., in Winston-Salem, will protect your rights and fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve in injury accidents involving truck drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Protecting Your Interests In DUI Truck Accidents
It is not uncommon for companies to ignore or hide drinking or drug abuse problems among their employees. If supervisors look the other way at companies that put drivers of large commercial vehicles on the road, it places the public at risk.
The sheer size and weight of 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles result in serious injuries or even fatal accidents. If our investigation reveals that a driver was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident, it may be possible to show that the company failed to properly train or supervise the driver. If the driver has a history of offenses for DUI, it may be possible to show that the company negligently hired the employee.
Don’t Face Trucking Company Lawyers On Your Own
These cases are complex and require significant resources to handle properly. Our firm has proven capable of standing up to big insurance companies in truck accident lawsuits.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, call 336-631-8510 or use our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review the facts of your case and recommend the best course of action.