Los Angeles DUI Truck Accident Attorney
Accidents Caused by Truckers Who Drink and Drive
It is frighteningly common for truckers to be found driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A truck driver may be abusing stimulants in an attempt to stay alert for extended periods or consuming alcohol or other controlled substances to cope with workplace stresses. Whatever the reason, when intoxicated truckers cause an accident, they are negligent and should be found as such through an injury claim filed against them.
If you were injured by a drunk truck driver, then you should receive full compensation for your injuries and damages. Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation – which is led by the reputable Attorney Scott J. Corwin – can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation with ease.
You might be owed compensation that helps pay for:
- Past and future medical treatment costs
- Lost wages and income
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
If you do not want to deal with all the details and nuances of your case, like how to calculate those damages fairly, then we do not blame you. Fighting a trucking company and its insurance provider is not simple work. That is why you should leave everything up to us!
Proving Truck Driver Intoxication
Evidence of drug or alcohol-impaired driving may include breathalyzer test results or blood test results. A field sobriety test may have been administered by law enforcement yielding further evidence of intoxication. It will be important to gather this evidence to support any claim you seek against the truck driver who hit you. If the company knew that the driver had a history of drug or alcohol-impaired driving, then it, too, may be held liable for the accident due to negligent hiring practices.
Dangers of Drunk Truck Driving
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can will cause a truck driver to suffer from:
- Impaired judgment
- Slowed reaction time
- Shaky vehicle control
- Loss of focus
Just one of these symptoms of impairment makes it impossible for the truck driver to safely operate a vehicle, not to mention that they are in charge of safely driving a semi-truck or 18-wheeler. Truck drivers are held to higher standards because of the great responsibility that comes with operating oversized vehicles and the potential damage they can cause. For example, they can be arrested for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.04, rather than the typical 0.08. If they neglect this higher standard and put everyone in danger, then it is only right that they pay for any damage they cause.
Contact Our Firm Right Away
Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation in Los Angeles can help you seek compensation for injuries caused by drunk or impaired truck drivers. We are here to help advocate on your behalf and make sure that you get fair compensation for your serious injuries. Attorney Scott J. Corwin has the gratitude of more than 3,000 clients across his over 30 year career, so you know you can count on him with your case!
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Fast, Favorable Resolutions
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.
With more than 30 years in practice and over $130 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:
- Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
- Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
- Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
- Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.
Zero Upfront Fees
Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.