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Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Use

Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Use

Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol UseIf you were injured in an Austin, TX, truck accident caused by a truck driver’s drug and alcohol use, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

At FVF Law, our experienced truck driver drug and alcohol use attorneys can help you throughout the entirety of your case. You should concentrate on healing from your injuries. Let us deal with navigating the legal issues. We understand how to address accidents caused by driving under the influence (DUI).

Contact our Austin law firm us today to set up a free consultation with one of our Austin truck accident lawyers at (512) 982-9328. We’ll go over your case and discuss your legal options in a completely no-pressure environment.

How Can FVF Law Help You After an Accident in Austin Caused by Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Use?

How Can FVF Law Help You After an Accident in Austin Caused by Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Use?

Dealing with physical, emotional, and financial injuries as a result of a truck accident in Austin, Texas, is bad enough, but knowing it was caused by someone driving a truck while under the influence of drugs or alcohol makes it even worse.

Our Austin truck accident attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury law. We put all of our experience and talent to work helping injured clients after they’ve been involved in a personal injury accident.

Here are a few reasons we’re the best firm for you:

  • We have a 5-star rating on Google and Yelp
  • We make ourselves available to our clients 24/7
  • We’ve resolved nearly 1000 cases
  • We’re a values-driven law firm that cares about our clients and community on a meaningful level

We understand this is a stressful and challenging time for you. We’ve witnessed the pain directly with our other clients, so you can be confident that we understand.

Call FVF Law today to learn more about how we can assist with your case. Your initial consultation is absolutely free of charge. We also operate on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing until we win your case and obtain a financial award.

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Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Use Facts

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), only 8% of truck accidents are caused by drunk drivers. But when it does happen, the devastation is magnified, given the size of massive rigs and the damage they can do.

Some additional facts include:

  • A commercial driver’s license is required for truck drivers (CDL)
  • The FMCSA’s Code of Federal Regulations strictly prohibits commercial truck drivers from operating rigs while under the influence
  • Due to this prohibition, there is no acceptable or allowable Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) for a commercial truck driver

Being involved in a truck collision is horrifying, as the sheer speed and size of the vehicle can result in unimaginable injuries such as:

Those responsible should be held accountable if you suffer from these or other injuries. Our truck accident lawyers will not allow insurance companies or trucking firms to take advantage of you.

Who Is Responsible for a Truck Driver Drug and Alcohol Accident in Austin?

For liability purposes, DUI incidents involving commercial truck drivers are not the same as those involving non-commercial drivers.

Typically, the truck driver’s employer or corporation bears liability for a commercial truck driver who drives under the influence. Criteria such as “scope of employment” may be considered in evaluating whether the driver is accountable. The term “scope of employment” simply refers to the nature of the employment agreement and the tasks that are expected to be performed as part of the job.

Other defendants may also be held accountable. According to the Texas Dram Shop Law, any business establishment licensed to serve alcohol for consumption on the premises (for example, a bar or restaurant but not a liquor shop) may be held accountable for injuries caused by someone visibly inebriated to whom they served too much alcohol.

FVF Law’s truck accident attorneys have the experience to ensure that all those who may be liable are held accountable for your suffering.

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Accidents caused by drunk drivers are especially difficult to bear because they could easily have been avoided. We understand the anger and frustration you’re feeling, and we’re committed to helping you move past the physical, emotional, and financial pain.

Call FVF Law today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Austin truck accident lawyer. Learn more about how we can help.

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