Boston Drunk Truck Driver Lawyers
Have you been in an accident with an 18-wheeler truck and sustained serious injuries from that accident? Do you have a loved one who is suffering from injuries incurred from an accident with an 18-wheeler? Was it learned, later, that the truck driver was driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol? If so, then you have rights with regard to what you are owed from that driver, the company they work for, and any insurance companies involved. At Crowe & Harris, LLP we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Since large trucks, or 18-wheelers, have the potential to cause devastating injuries when they are involved in any kind of accident, truck drivers, especially, have a responsibility to drive only when they are in good condition. However, some truck drivers choose to operate their vehicles when they are drunk and, as the Boston drunk trucking accident attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP , know, this decision can have tragic consequences.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident where the driver was under the influence, you are likely facing serious injuries, hospital bills, and property damage. Our attorneys believe that you shouldn’t go through this difficult time alone, and we have the experience to fight on your behalf.
Contact Crowe & Harris, LLP today at (617) 404-3417 to schedule a free consultation and learn what you can legally receive for your accident-related damages.
Why Hire a Boston Drunk Driving Lawyer?
Handling a claim against a drunk truck driver while recovering from the injuries you have incurred is no easy task. Trying to navigate the legal system is not something that you should be focusing on while trying to recover from your injuries. Instead, hire a personal injury attorney who knows how to get you what you deserve from the truck driver, the company they are driving for (if applicable in your situation or depending on the circumstances of the route and crash), and the insurance company covering the drunk truck driver. An attorney knows how to fight for what you are owed during negotiations and settlement. An attorney also knows how to get you your day in court if your case necessitates such legal action. Trying to figure this out alone is not going to get you what you want or are entitled to in your matter. So contact an attorney today to help you with your claim.
Why Hire Crowe & Harris, LLP ?
At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we have the experience and passion to help you obtain the results you deserve in your claim. With a successful history of fighting for our clients and a track record of getting significant verdicts and settlements on their behalf, we have the skills you need in your corner as you pursue your claims against the party who injured you. Drunk driving is always irresponsible, but it is even worse when the drunk driver is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler truck. Do not risk losing your case or receiving a reduced settlement from the party who injured you. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , our talented attorneys will ensure that your best interests are protected and represented, allowing you to focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and spending your recovery time with your loved ones.
The sooner you contact us, the better. There are statutes of limitations in these cases, so do not hesitate to call us and start your case for you. Having an attorney from the beginning of your case will also ensure the greatest likelihood of success for you and your loved ones in this matter.
Cases We Handle
Many of our clients come to us after being in a drunk driving related truck accident unsure of what they can recover. Many of our clients also do not know whether they can recover at all against the driver who hit them. Some typical cases that we have represented our clients in are:
- Claims where the offending party was driving drunk
- Claims where the offending party was driving while under the influence of illegal drugs
- Claims where the offending party was driving while impaired by the effects of prescription medication
- Complex cases involving other factors that may have led to the accident, but in which the offending party was under the influence or drunk
- Cases that are still in the mediation or negotiation stages with the offending party, their insurance, their company, the company’s insurance, etc.
- Complex claims involving the offending party’s driving company and their overlooking of the party’s history of drunk driving or intoxicated driving
These are just some of the broad situations that our clients come to us with and in which we have been able to offer assistance. Whatever situation you are facing and whatever injuries you have sustained in your accident, we are here to help you get what you legally deserve against those who harmed you.
Drug-Related Truck Accidents
Every individual who gets behind the wheel of any vehicle should always behave in a responsible manner. This is especially true for commercial truck drivers in Massachusetts, who operate massive vehicles with the potential to cause a great deal more damage than other, smaller vehicles. When Massachusetts truck drivers choose to operate their vehicles recklessly by taking drugs, the consequences can be severe and, moreover, should have been entirely preventable.
There is no excuse for a negligent truck driver who chooses to operate his vehicle while under the influence of drugs. If you have been the victim of such an irresponsible driver, the Boston truck accident attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP , may provide dedicated representation on behalf of you and your family in the pursuit of financial compensation from the driver and any other parties found responsible.
Regulations and Standards for Trucking Companies
According to federal laws and regulations, commercial truck drivers in Massachusetts and elsewhere are prohibited from using controlled substances unless they have been prescribed by a licensed physician who was made well aware of the driver’s career, responsibilities, and medical history. In addition to these rules imposed by the federal government, trucking companies are required to:
- Test their drivers for illicit drug use
- Administer random periodic tests to drivers, especially after accidents involving fatalities
When trucking companies fail to properly test their drivers regularly or under suspicious circumstances, they may also be held liable after an injurious truck accident. Whether driving drunk or driving under the influence of drugs, a truck driver that causes an accident or injury to someone else should always be held accountable for his or her reckless actions. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney has the legal experience to effectively represent your case.
Holding Intoxicated Truck Drivers Fully Responsible
While nothing can completely erase the mental, emotional, and physical damage inflicted during accidents caused by drunk truck drivers, our attorneys may do everything we can to recover compensation for you and your family’s pain and suffering. Specifically, we may pursue financial compensation on your behalf for any of the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Wrongful Death
- Property Damage
- Medical Bills
- Rehabilitation Costs
A careless truck driver can wreak havoc on your life, but you do not have to face the aftermath of a damaging truck accident on your own. Our legal team has experience pursuing claims like this, and we may help you throughout every step of the process.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Boston
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident with a large truck, you do not have to face your injuries alone. A Boston attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP , can discuss your legal options with you at this difficult time. To discuss the details of your situation with us today, call our offices at (617) 404-3417 and learn more about how we can help you pursue the financial compensation that you need.
A consultation is free and the results we can obtain for you will ensure that you are compensated for all your injuries, damages, and losses.