Drunk Truck Driver Accidents Law Firm in New Jersey
Experienced DUI/DWI Truck Accident Attorneys Representing Injured Victims in Trenton, Perth Amboy, Jersey City, and Beyond
With 3.5 million commercial trucks on the road, some drivers are bound to be drunk or under the influence of drugs. In such cases, the likelihood of catastrophic injuries and fatalities is high. When a drunk driver is behind the wheel of a large truck, he is steering a massive deadly weapon.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency that regulates the truck industry, sets higher standards for truck drivers than those established for operators of passenger vehicles. For passenger-vehicle drivers, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is no more than 0.08 percent. For commercial truck drivers, the legal limit is half that: just 0.04 percent. The FMCSA guidelines are stringent. FMSCA rules mandate that commercial truck drivers may not consume alcohol or other sensory-altering substances less than four hours before going on the road.
These DUI/DWI regulations for commercial truck drivers also apply to legal prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and illegal drugs.
Who Is Subject to FMCSA Regulations Governing Truck Driver Alcohol and Drug Use?
The following individuals and entities are subject to federal regulations of commercial truck drivers in New Jersey and throughout the US:
- Commercial vehicle owners and lessors
- Employers of commercial truck drivers
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Private and for-hire large vehicle companies
- Civic organizations
When a truck driver makes the irresponsible decision to drive drunk, the same criminal law charges, penalties, and fines apply as those for a passenger-vehicle operator. The liable parties can also be held monetarily responsible for your damages. That’s where the experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI truck accident injury attorneys at CourtLaw come in.
CourtLaw’s Woodbridge & Edison Personal Injury Lawyers Know How to Win Financial Damages for Victims of Drunk Truck Driver Accidents
While no amount of money can make up for the physical and emotional trauma of injuries caused by a drunk truck driver accident, our skilled New Jersey personal injury attorneys will fight for your rightful financial compensation to cover medical and physical rehabilitation expenses, current and future lost income, loss of a loved one, pain and suffering, and more. Although the drunk truck driver is responsible for the injuries or fatalities inflicted in a commercial vehicle accident, the trucking company who employs him can also be held accountable for poor hiring practices and supervision. In some cases, if a driver had previous DUI convictions and the employer hired him anyway, the trucking company can also be held monetarily liable. The same applies to liquor stores, restaurants, and bars that knowingly supplied alcohol to a commercial truck driver in New Jersey.
When you’ve been injured, or when a loved one has been killed, because of a drunk truck driver in New Jersey, the experienced CourtLaw attorneys will line up investigators, medical experts, and forensic examiners to analyze what happened so that you can recover the maximum monetary compensation allowed by law. And we do this at no charge to you until we win your case.
Contact Newark Drunk Truck Driver Accident Injury Attorneys at CourtLaw – We’ve Won Multi-Millions for Our Clients
CourtLaw’s New Jersey DUI/DWI truck accident attorneys have over 30 years of experience in courtrooms across NJ. We have the knowledge, resources, and skills to maneuver through the insurance and personal injury civil court litigation process and help recover your rightful monetary damages.
Contact us today for a FREE case evaluation and review so that we can explain how you may be able to recover financial damages from the trucking company responsible for your DUI/DWI truck accident injuries. We represent clients in Middlesex County, Union County, Essex County, Hudson County, Mercer County, and throughout the rest of New Jersey. We’re available 24/7. Call for a quick response.
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