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Accidents Caused By Trucker Drug Use

Just as with any motorist, it is illegal for a truck driver to operate a tractor-trailer under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There is simply no excuse and no defense for a truck driver who does. Truck accidents are many times more likely to occur when a driver is intoxicated. And due to the size and weight of a big rig, when accidents do happen, the resulting injuries tend to be catastrophic.

If Truck Driver Drug Use Caused Your Accident, We Must Act Immediately To Secure Evidence

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires prompt drug/alcohol tests for any truck driver involved in a serious accident. However, without a legal advocate for the plaintiff, these important tests can be delayed, causing valuable evidence to be lost.

That is why if you were injured in a truck accident, it is vital for you or a family member to contact an attorney right away. When you work with the lawyers at Harris Powers & Cunningham, we will ensure the accident-causing truck driver submits to a drug and alcohol test within the required statutory time frame and before any substances disappear from the driver’s system.

Justice For Accident Victims Of Truck Driver Drug Abuse

In the event we cannot secure positive drug or alcohol results due to a delay in you contacting our office, we still have options. Our lawyers dig deep into the recent and long-term history of the driver. We fight to secure medical records, receipts showing alcohol purchase, and/or witness testimony as to drug abuse. If narcotics were involved in the accident, we will do everything in our power to prove it.

There are a wide range of reasons that a truck driver may operate a semi under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and our lawyers can address them all, including:

  • A substance or alcohol abuse problem
  • Taking painkillers for back pain
  • Using an illegal stimulant to stay awake on long drives
  • Ignoring the ability-to-drive warnings of prescription or over-the-counter medication

Contact Our Phoenix Lawyers Handling Drug-Related Truck Driving Accidents

With a sole focus on personal injury and our partners’ nearly 50 years of combined experience, we are the law firm of choice for many injured victims. Our lawyers have secured record settlements in a variety of personal injury cases, many in millions of dollars.

When a truck driver’s drug use caused your accident, our lawyers are here to help. Contact us at 602-910-6779 to learn about your rights to compensation.

REAL RESULTS

$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
$5,875,000
Wrongful death of young mother with 2 minor children due to multiple…
$5,000,000
Head-on collision with drunk driver resulting in brain injury…
$4,250,000
Permanent injuries to adult male in hospital after guidewire left…
$3,234,253
Wrongful death of young mother due to delay in diagnosis…
$9,750,000
Failure to diagnose and treat infant resulting in permanent injuries to infant.
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