Concluding 6 Facts to Know about Alcohol, Drunk Truckers and Truck Accidents, here is some more important information regarding alcohol impairment and trucking accidents.
Fact 5: When impaired truckers cause accidents, trucking companies may be held liable.
While truck drivers themselves can be held liable when they have caused accidents because they are intoxicated, in many cases, the trucking companies that employ them can also be sued and be ordered to compensate accident victims. This is because trucking companies are legally required (by federal regulations) to:
- Thoroughly screen truck drivers prior to hiring them (and, therefore, be aware of drivers’ potential history of drunk driving)
- Test drivers for alcohol or drug use when there is reasonable suspicion that a driver may have been operating a truck while impaired
- Conduct random drug testing on truck drivers
- Conduct drug testing on drivers after an accident.
If trucking companies fail to take any of the above measures and a drunk/impaired truck driver under their employment causes an accident, the trucking company can be considered to be just as negligent as the drunk driver (and, therefore, can be responsible for compensating accident victims for their injuries and losses).
Fact 6: After an impaired trucker causes an accident, victims can count on our Denver truck accident attorneys to help them get the compensation they deserve.
The most important fact for victims to know about alcohol and truck accidents is that, after accidents caused by drunk truckers, they can trust the Denver trucking accident attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group to:
- Build them a strong case
- Advocate their rights, especially when dealing with insurers and corporate attorneys, in any legal setting
- Work tirelessly to help them achieve the best possible outcomes to their case.
Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident? If so, the Denver truck accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. are here to aggressively stand up for your rights to compensation and help you hold the negligent parties responsible for your injuries and losses. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver truck accident attorneys have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims get the highest possible settlements.
At the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, we are committed to being there for our clients at every stage of their case. While this means that we are dedicated to providing each of our clients’ cases with the personalized attention they deserve, it also results in us doing what is necessary to help our clients obtain the compensation and justice they need and deserve.
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