Athens, GA Drug-Related Truck Accident
An important part of the legal guidelines that regulate the commercial trucking industry includes laws prohibiting drug and alcohol use while operating a large truck. Trucking accidents pose serious risks for injuries, but adding drugs to the mix makes the risks much worse. Both federal and Georgia State DOT regulations stipulate the following, among other restrictions:
- Random drug testing before, during or after a driver’s shift
- Prohibition of alcohol or drug use while driving
- Restriction from driving within four hours of drinking alcohol
- Accidents that cause a fatality require the driver to submit to a drug test
- Supervisors may require drivers to take a drug test on reasonable suspicion of drug or alcohol abuse
Problems arise when commercial trucking companies push drivers to drive farther and longer, prompting them to use drugs to help them stay awake. These drugs seriously impair a driver’s judgment and reaction skills, increasing the risks of a catastrophic accident with multiple injuries.
If you or someone you love are involved in an accident involving a large commercial truck, you need the professional legal services of an experienced personal injury attorney. The Burnside Law Firm in Athens will work hard to protect your rights and pursue justice with a drug-impaired driver personal injury negligence claim. A personal injury lawsuit against the driver or trucking company will hold responsible parties accountable while providing necessary compensation for your injuries.
Clarke County Trucking Negligence Claims
You can bet that commercial trucking companies will be well represented by teams of lawyers, and their job is to protect the assets of the trucking company by limiting or disproving liability for the accident. This is especially true if the driver in question was using drugs or alcohol while driving. Burnside Law attorneys are well qualified to pursue such cases and we commit to aggressively pursue your case to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact the Burnside Law Firm to schedule your free initial consultation with our personal injury attorneys today.