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Drunk Driving Truck Accidents

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If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk truck driver, Christian & Christian will help you seek justice. Since 1975, we have guided hundreds of clients to favorable outcomes. Our Greenville truck accident attorneys will use thorough preparation to build your case, and will tenaciously uphold your right to a settlement.

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Truck Drivers Must Avoid Drinking & Driving

Commercial trucks are much larger than regular passenger vehicles. Because of their enormous size, they take longer to slow down and are at greater risk of tipping over than smaller passenger vehicles. Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution at all times to avoid an accident. They must go a safe and legal speed, use turn signals, check blind spots properly, take turns slow, and practice defensive driving habits. They must also comply with regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). In order to uphold their duty of care to others on the road, truck drivers must use caution and avoid drinking alcohol at all times while behind the wheel.

Understanding the Effects of Alcohol

For commercial truck drivers, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is 0.04%. This is less than the 0.08% allowed for drivers of passenger vehicles. Alcohol results in decreased muscle coordination, impaired judgment, relaxation and drowsiness, loss of balance, and sensory impairment. Drunk driving puts everyone on the road at risk for serious injuries.

Alcohol-impaired truck drivers may:

  • Speed
  • Make sudden lane changes or turns
  • Stop without reason
  • Weave into other lanes
  • Drive into opposing traffic
  • Tailgate other vehicles
  • Make turns that are too wide or sharp

Victims of a commercial truck accident could suffer catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, internal hemorrhaging, broken bones or fractures, lacerations, burns, spinal cord injuries, and other trauma. If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk driving truck accident, our Greenville truck accident lawyers will help you file a claim to pursue compensation. You may be able to receive a settlement for lost wages, loss of earning potential, emotional distress, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Hold Drunk Truck Drivers Accountable with the Help of Our Firm

At Christian & Christian, we are committed to helping clients pursue justice from negligent drivers. Whatever your situation, we will conduct a detailed investigation to gather evidence and keep you informed throughout the process. Our Greenville truck accident attorneys will answer your questions, build your case, and aggressively uphold justice.

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