The criminal consequences of a truck driver operating a commercial truck under the influence of drugs and alcohol are severe. Convictions can lead to jail time, fines, increased insurance rates and the loss of a commercial driver’s license. However, driving a truck impaired while carrying heavy loads and traveling at a high rate of speed can cause injury and death. Victims of that negligence require an equal amount of justice.
The Georgia semitruck accident attorneys at Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, L.L.P., combine over 200 years of experience leveling the playing field for accident victims left catastrophically injured or grieving the loss of a loved one.
Was the truck driver who injured you drunk or on drugs?
Operating a commercial truck and sharing the road with a tractor-trailer presents risks. Drivers under pressure to avoid necessary rest breaks to get to their destination sooner take shortcuts. Oftentimes, stimulants are used to stay awake, increasing not only time on the road, but also the chances of a serious accident.
Driving while drunk or on drugs in an 18-wheeler reduces reaction time and affects the ability to safely operate the truck. In a split second, lives are changed when a commercial truck collides with a car or multiple cars.
Trucking companies are covered by insurance companies who staff seasoned adjusters and investigators. They move quickly to secure the accident scene and start building their case. We counter those efforts with a team of our own experts to conduct a detailed investigation, including on-site studies and review of police reports and alcohol and drug tests.
While law enforcement pursues justice for the DUI, we secure our own justice for clients by maximizing compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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To arrange a no-cost consultation about your case with an experienced lawyer, call us at 888-469-4173. From offices in Macon, Albany and Warner Robins, we help clients statewide in Georgia and across the Southeast. You will owe no fees unless we recover compensation for you.