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Trucking Under the Influence

Truckers Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are inherently dangerous vehicles; they have poor maneuverability and large blind spots that make them difficult to control in sudden traffic changes. Add a drunk trucker to the mix, and the potential consequences become even more catastrophic.

At Bandas Law Firm, our attorneys have represented numerous clients who have suffered devastating injuries or lost loved ones in truck accidents caused by truck driver negligence, like drunk driving.

If you've been in a trucking collision, call (361) 238-2789. We can investigate your accident to determine if drunk or drugged driving was to blame.

The Dangers of Drunk or Drugged Truckers

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 252 of the 4,600 large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2017 tested positive for at least one drug.

Driving under the influence may affect a trucker’s abilities in the following ways:

  • They may drive too fast or slow for traffic conditions.
  • They may follow too closely behind other vehicles.
  • They may not brake in time to avoid an accident.
  • They may drift between lanes or off the road.
  • They may fall asleep at the wheel.

BAC Limit for Commercial Drivers

As most know, it is illegal for motorists to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. What some may not know is that commercial drivers may not drive with a BAC of half that limit: 0.04%. This is because commercial drivers have a heightened responsibility when driving. Rather than just driving themselves from point A to point B, commercial drivers often transport hazardous materials or carry busloads of passengers.

Contact an Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love has been harmed in an accident caused by an intoxicated truck driver, our Corpus Christi truck acciding attorneys are here to help. At Bandas Law Firm, we know the physical and financial burden a truck accident can have on your health and independence. We want to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Contact us today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can assist you.

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