Driver on Drugs Injury Lawyer
If the driver of a large commercial truck or bus is under the influence of drugs, they can pose a serious risk to others on the road. Unfortunately, this occurs more often than it should. While it is illegal for anyone, especially a commercial truck driver, to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there are truck drivers that take this risk. When an injury or fatality accident is caused by a truck driver on drugs, the driver may be held liable for the damages caused by his/her negligence.
In most cases, truck drivers that are at fault for a serious injury or fatality accident will be drug tested by police and possibly by their employer. This is standard procedure and can reveal whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or any other mind-altering substances. However, even if the truck driver tests positive for drugs, it is not a simple open and shut case for negligence and injury liability.
Trucking companies and their insurance carriers will fight allegations and try to limit their liability. You need an experienced truck accident attorney to help prove the driver was at fault to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss.
Proving Negligence in a Drug-Related Truck Accident
If a truck driver tests positive for drugs after an injury accident, it is just the first step in building a case. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will investigate the accident and work diligently to link the driver’s drug use to the cause of the accident. If there was any indication that the driving was erratic before the accident, it can help build the case against the truck driver. It is important to look at all angles, as the trucking company may have attorneys fighting on their side to prove that they were not at fault.
If a truck driver on drugs caused a serious injury accident that harmed you or a loved one, you need a competent attorney on your side. Contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim as soon as possible after the accident. We will work tirelessly to prove your case and obtain the best settlement for your injuries.