HOLDING DRUNK DRIVERS ACCOUNTABLE
Drinking and driving is not only dangerous for the driver, but also endangers the lives of everyone else on the road. Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence should be held legally responsible, but this is especially true in the case of commercial truck drivers.
Semi-trucks can weigh as much as 40 times more than normal passenger automobiles, and safely driving them requires the highest levels of alertness and care, whether at highway speeds or on city streets. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident caused by a drunk truck driver, do not hesitate to contact a Nebraska truck accident lawyer from our firm for help with taking legal action.
Drinking and driving is not merely a traffic infraction; it is a crime punishable by a driver’s license suspension, fines, and time in jail. The trucker who caused your accident was most likely arrested, and, if convicted, may be subjected to harsh criminal penalties. This does not, however, guarantee that you will receive the financial compensation you deserve, maybe nothing at all. If you are serious about recovering a fair settlement for your injuries, you need a hard-hitting attorney on your side to fight for you.
TRUCKERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS
Alcohol is not the only cause of impaired driving among truckers. Many truck drivers are under heavy pressure from their employers to make deliveries according to stiff deadlines, and will often end up staying on the road far longer than is safe. To combat fatigue, these drivers will frequently use various types of stimulant drugs, such as amphetamines. While these drugs can be effective in keeping the driver awake, they also have many adverse side-effects that can influence the driver’s judgment and reaction time.
WERE YOU INJURED BY A DRUNK TRUCK DRIVER IN NEBRASKA?
When we represent a truck accident victim, we investigate for any signs of substance abuse that may have contributed to or caused the accident, as such evidence can be invaluable in proving our client’s claim. Our team represents victims and their families who were hurt in truck accidents throughout Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We also handle claims for accidents on I-90, I-80, I-76, and I-25.
Come to The Robert Pahlke Law Group; we have been helping accident victims and their families claim compensation for more than 30 years and are ready to begin working on your case. Contact a Nebraska trucking accident attorney from our team to learn how you can pursue justice for your injuries and losses – call us at 308-633-4444!