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What If The Truck Driver Who Caused The Accident Was Drunk?

What If The Truck Driver Who Caused The Accident Was Drunk?

Few things on the road are more dangerous than a drunk driver. However, the outcome can be even more devastating if the party at fault was driving a semi-truck. If you or a loved one suffered serious injury in a truck accident, our experienced Eau Claire accident attorneys can build an effective claim on your behalf.

Because they are entrusted with massive rigs and heavy loads, truck drivers are governed by strict regulations. For example, a tractor trailer driver will face DUI charges for operating a rig with a blood alcohol concentration of .04 percent or higher. This number is double the legal limit applied to drivers of passenger cars in Eau Claire and other parts of Wisconsin.

Though the semi operator is the one who chose to drink before getting inside the cab, employers are required to use strict hiring standards and monitor drivers closely. If the freight company’s failure to follow these practices contributed to the truck accident that caused your injuries, our attorneys can initiate a claim on your behalf against both the operator of the semi and the trucking company.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, our injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for:

  • Medical bills and long-term care costs
  • Lost wages or diminished earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

If the court finds that the driver’s conduct was especially reckless or harmful, you might also be awarded punitive damages. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the evidence to build your claim, including the scene of the accident, police reports and other relevant details.

To find out more about how our experienced truck accident attorney can help, please contact Boller & Vaughan LLC or call 608-268-0268 today to schedule your initial consultation. We are pleased to fight for clients in or around Eau Claire, Wisconsin.