Phoenix Attorneys Discuss Drug and Alcohol-Related Truck Accidents
Truck accidents that involve substance abuse are all too frequent. This is why federal regulations now include far steeper penalties for any level of intoxication on the road. When trucks are operated unsafely, the potential devastation can be staggering, including far more damage than you would expect from a conventional car crash. If you have been injured in an accident involving a large truck and you are wondering whether alcohol or drugs might have played a role, it is essential to ally yourself with an experienced Phoenix truck accident legal team.
Truck drivers have strict rules governing alcohol use. Contact a Phoenix accident lawyer at the Husband & Wife Law Team if you were injured by a drunk driver.
What is the law governing alcohol and large trucks such as tractor trailers? The limits are far lower than they are for the operators of other vehicles, generally prohibiting any blood alcohol content (BAC) greater than 0.04. Add to this a number of tight restrictions governing drinking in general, including a prohibition on consuming any alcohol four hours before driving, and it is clear our regulating bodies are trying to enforce a zero-tolerance law. What this means for your case is that if alcohol or drug abuse in any form is connected with your accident, it could mean major penalties for the truck's driver and other liable parties.
Lawsuits such as these do not wage themselves, however. Winning an alcohol-related accident lawsuit requires significant resources and uncommon dedication - hardly the kind of work an inexperienced firm can handle. It is not unusual for litigation such as this to find its way into different states and require widespread subpoenas, all of which take money and manpower to execute. Breyer Law Offices, P.C. have been winning settlements related to drug and alcohol-related trucking accidents since 1996, and today this firm is one of the few whose record and wherewithal are up to the task.
Trucking accidents of any kind can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Victims lucky enough to walk away from collisions such as these may still face significant medical costs, treatment fees, and a devastating loss of income. If you want to get these expenses covered under the law, it is essential to work with a Phoenix truck accident attorney. Please call Breyer Law Offices, P.C. at (602) 267-1280 now or CLICK HERE to submit a Simple Case Form.
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