Truckers who choose to drink or smoke marijuana while driving have a huge impact on everyone else’s highway road safety, not just their own. The Chicago DUI truck accident attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group pursue financial compensation for people who were seriously injured by alcohol or drug-impaired drivers of trucks. Just as well, The Horwitz Law Group represents the entire family of people who passed away in fatal truck accidents involving DUI’s, either alcohol or drug-related.
Regardless of the image that society creates, truck drivers should remain professional at all times, especially when on the road. Truck drivers have to undergo specific training to acquire a commercial DL driver’s license. As such, they are required and expected to maintain a much greater standard than regular drivers on the road. Our Chicago truck accident legal professionals will hold them to that normal. We will aggressively pursue full compensation from negligent truck drivers who choose to do stupid things while on the job, like drinking alcohol or using drugs.
We don’t quit with just the driver of the truck. Our lawyers understand that most of the time, truck drivers do not get paid unless they are in fact driving. Some truck drivers consume “uppers” in order to meet unrealistic deadlines and schedules set by the owners of the company they work for. Our law firm will look into that in-depth as well, to see whether the trucking company’s own policies contributed to the accident.
Finally, we will see whether the driver of that truck was seen drinking alcohol in a local establishment. If so, we may go after compensation from the establishment.
A truck driver who drinks alcohol or uses drugs and then gets into an auto accident is more than likely to face severe criminal charges. The victims, or ones that have been injured, can and should pursue financial compensation for losses in civil court regardless of whether the truck driver is convicted of a crime or not. Our attorneys will keep track of any criminal activity that the driver was doing, for evidence and details that could be utilized in your personal injury claim.
To arrange a free consultation about your case, please contact a Chicago DUI trucking accident lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group by e-mail or call 312-641-9200.
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