Each year, approximately 500,000 truck accidents occur in the United States. One out of ten truck accidents results in a fatality. Truck collisions can be caused by a number of circumstances, including drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Truck DUIs are 100 percent preventable. If a truck driver operating a vehicle while intoxicated, he/she should be held responsible for any damage that occurred from the accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck DUI accident, you may be eligible to seek legal action against the negligent driver.
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DUI Limits and Regulations
DUI is an abbreviation for Driving Under the Influence. If a driver has a high blood-alcohol level, driver may said to be DWI, Driving While Intoxicated
It is illegal for motorists to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
If a truck driver has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, he/she is considered to be intoxicated and should not operate any vehicles. If a driver has a BAC of 0.15 or higher it is classified as an extreme case of DUI. The higher a drivers BAC is, the higher the chances of them being in a truck DUI accident.
Truck DUI Accident Lawsuits
As with any auto accident claim, it is necessary to prove another partys negligence in order to receive compensation for your losses. If an accident victims attorney is able to prove that the truck driver was intoxicated, either by the results from a file sobriety test or a breathalyzer that may be enough to prove negligence in a truck DUI accident.
Truck accident lawsuits can be complex due to the fact that many parties may be to blame for the wreck. While a DUI accident may seem like a clear cut case, there may be contributing factors that lead to the crash. That is why its imperative for accident victims to seek legal counsel after a vehicle crash. Retaining a lawyer that has experience in commercial vehicle litigation can improve your chances of receiving a favorable outcome for your lawsuit.
Contact an Arizona Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member has been injured in atruck DUI, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and property damage. Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer today to explore your legal options.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have the knowledge and resources to handle all types of accident claims, including truck DUIs. Our staff has the skills and the resources to collect invaluable evidence and interview witnesses to build the strongest case possible.
Our truck accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims receive the maximum compensation possible for their losses.
We are available to assist injured individuals in the greater Phoenix area.
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