Tuscon Drunk Driving Trucking Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving trucking accident, contact Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. for help today. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents in the United States. Injuries caused by drunk drivers are devastating and can often be deadly. Drunk driving in a car is dangerous enough, but when a drunk driver is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler or a semi-truck, injuries are catastrophic.
The disparity in size and weight between a passenger vehicle and a truck means that any accident between them is already likely to be severe. A semi-truck usually weighs about 80,000 lbs compared to a car that usually weighs 4,000 lbs. In the event of an accident where a truck hits a car, the car’s passengers are at a high risk for serious, even deadly injuries. Drunk driving inhibits a driver’s ability to drive safely and responsibly, especially while driving a truck that makes it more difficult to see other drivers.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to keep the vulnerable people they share the road with safe. When they fail in this duty, you can legally hold them accountable for their reckless actions. If a drunk truck driver caused you or a loved one serious injuries, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation to pay for all your medical expenses and other bills, and Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. can help. To learn more about how our Tucson drunk driving truck accident attorneys can help you seek justice at this difficult time, contact us today at (520) 529-1515.
Why Choose Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C.?
Truck accidents are unique because multiple parties might be liable for your injuries. In a drunk driving accident, the driver themselves will likely be partially responsible for your injuries. Additionally, if their employer did not screen their drivers adequately or if they allowed the driver to drive in an inebriated state, they may also be held accountable.
At Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C., we have a team of six attorneys that have 100 years of combined legal experience. Our experience handling personal injury cases has helped us earn an astounding reputation for success among the community. We use every resource available to us to make sure you get the compensation you deserve to help move on with your life after a devastating accident. We understand that this is a difficult time so our team strives to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Our attorneys work from a contingency fee. That means if we don’t win your case, there is no fee for our services.
Cases We Handle
Generally, truck drivers are driving for commercial purposes and are employed by companies. They are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License. Drivers in Arizona cannot drive if they have a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or above. But, the restrictions are even more stringent for commercial drivers. They cannot drive with a blood alcohol content level of .04% or above because of the horrible accidents that impaired truck driving can cause. Drunk driving causes many impairments that can lead to accidents including:
- Inability to control speed: If a truck driver cannot measure their own speed, it can lead to horrible speeding accidents when there are other drivers on the road.
- Inability to perceive distance properly to be able to brake in time: Because distance is difficult to measure under the influence of alcohol, the drunk driver may not be able to brake in time to avoid an accident.
- Reduced ability to maintain the same lane: Intoxication can cause the truck driver to drift in and out of their lane, potentially side-swiping other cars, running cars off the road, or even causing head-on collisions.
- Difficulty concentrating on driving: Sometimes, drivers may lose consciousness due to the effects of alcohol. A truck driver who loses consciousness or is not paying attention can end up causing any number of serious accidents.
- Visual and hearing impairments: A drunk truck driver may also experience blurred or double vision which can cause the driver to hit other vehicles or even a light post or guardrail.
- Inability to perform two tasks at the same time: Because reaction time increases and reflexes are slowed, the ability to look out for vehicles, brake, and steer at the same time can be diminished and can cause an accident.
Because of the effects of alcohol on one’s ability to drive, it is unacceptable for a truck driver to be under the influence. Regardless of what caused the trucking accident you were injured in, if the truck driver was drunk, you could be entitled to compensation to help pay for medical bills and any other expenses you have incurred due to the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving trucking accident, contact Russo, Russo & Slania, P.C. at (520) 529-1515 today for your free case evaluation. Don’t let yourself be cheated out of the compensation you deserve. Contact our truck accident attorneys to learn about your rights and legal options.