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Drunk Truck Driver Accident Lawyer • San Antonio

The personal injury attorneys at Trevino Injury Law represent individuals seriously injured in trucking accidents including drunk truck driver accidents in San Antonio and throughout Texas.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as a direct result of the careless, negligent, wrongful, or reckless act of a company, person, or a municipality in a drunk truck driver accident we will aggressively advocate for your just compensation.

Wrongful injury or loss of a loved one is devastating. Trevino Injury Law takes pride in addressing clients’ full range of [questions and concerns]. We will make sure you thoroughly understand your rights.

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088

Truck Driving While Intoxicated

In the state of Texas, commercial truck drivers face stricter drunk driving laws than non-commercial drivers. The maximum blood alcohol content a truck driver is permitted to have behind the wheel is .04, much less than the .08 limit for the average driver. There is good reason for unequal laws: driving a large truck requires incredible focus, quick response time, and constant attention to surrounding vehicles. Since a crash involving a semi-truck typically has fatal consequences, Texas shows no tolerance truck drivers who drive while intoxicated. Drinking and driving a truck is classified as reckless behavior, a criminal offense that can cause a driver to be stripped of his or her commercial license for good.

How Alcohol Affects Truck Drivers

  • Alcohol lowers inhibitions, making a trucker more likely to speed and ignore traffic signals.
  • Crucial response time is significantly delayed.
  • Hand-eye coordination suffers.
  • Drivers’ vision is impaired.
  • Attention easily drifts from the roadway.
  • Drivers are more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel.
  • Alcohol impairs critical decision-making skills.

Proving Negligence in a Drunk Truck Driving Accident

When a truck driver decides to drink and get behind the wheel, there is no question that their behavior is negligent. A breathalyzer test at the scene of the accident can prove that they were driving while intoxicated, thus putting fellow drivers at serious risk. The truck driver will likely face criminal charges, but you will still need to hire an attorney to pursue compensation for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death. Bringing a claim against a drunk truck driver is not as simple as it sounds. The trucking company that hired the driver may share liability, as they are responsible for supervising their drivers. An experienced attorney can help you receive just compensation for damages by investigating each party who may be at fault.

Start Your Claim Today!

Trevino Injury Law is a San Antonio based law firm who works on a “contingency fee basis” on all personal injury cases including drunk truck driver accidents. Simply put, we only get paid if we win your case. If there is no recovery, you pay nothing.

“Trevino Injury Law is a leader in personal injury law with trial experience that speaks for itself.”Candelario Trevino

Call the personal injury attorneys of Trevino Injury Law today to schedule your FREE case evaluation with an experienced attorney.

(210) 255-3088


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