Dallas DUI Truck Accident Lawyers
Have you or a loved one been injured as a result of an accident caused by a truck driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Have you lost a loved one in such an accident? If so, you are likely in a state of disbelief that this could have happened to you, and rightly so. It is unjust, and the Dallas truck accident lawyers of The Benton Law Firm will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve after an accident caused by a trucker who was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Drivers of large, commercial trucks must go through special training and are bound by federal regulations. They are taught how dangerous it is to be driving large trucks while impaired. They, and the companies that hire them, must be held accountable, and they should compensate you for the losses you endure when they make the choice to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Large trucks are involved in thousands of crashes around the U.S. each year, and almost half of them are fatal. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Texas consistently leads the way in crashes involving large trucks over the past decade. It seems that every few days, we read or hear about a large truck involved in a Dallas crash, and it seldom ends well for the occupants of smaller vehicles.
Your focus should be on your physical and emotional recovery and this difficult time. Spending energy trying to fight big insurance companies and trucking companies can delay your healing, and you don’t deserve that. Let the experienced Dallas truck accident attorneys of The Benton Law Firm get to work and pursue justice against a truck driver who dared to handle their big rig on our Dallas roadways while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Give us a call at (214) 777-7777, and let’s get started.
Do I Need a Dallas Truck Driver Attorney to Handle My Impaired Truck Driver Case?
When you are injured in an accident involving a large truck, you become involved with multiple parties: the truck driver and possibly their insurance carrier, the trucking company that hired them, and the trucking company’s insurance carrier. The impaired truck driver may even try to blame the accident on a defective truck part or on another vehicle involved in the crash or on the roadway at the time.
Texas is an “at-fault” state when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. That means that the driver who caused the accident has to pay compensation to the injured party, usually through their insurance carrier. In some cases, more than one driver may be partly at fault. For example, even if the truck driver was drunk, if you were glancing at your phone, an insurance investigator could find you partially to blame for the accident.
The truck driver’s and trucking company’s insurance carriers will be fighting for their clients in order to avoid paying you what you deserve for your injuries and losses. They may try to claim you were partly or even all to blame. They will want to get a statement from you. It is very important that you do not make a statement to them until you talk to a Dallas truck accident attorney. You may unknowingly cast blame on yourself, even though you were the one who was victimized by the truck driver’s careless negligence.
That is why it’s so important that you have legal representation. An experienced attorney can protect your rights, fight for the compensation you deserve, and take your case to trial to get justice for you, if necessary. This accident was not your fault. You should not have to bear the financial burden.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), made a report to Congress after conducting the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) that examined hundreds of thousands of crashes involving large trucks. Here are a few of their findings:
- 25,000 truck drivers were under the influence of over-the-counter drugs.
- 3,000 truck drivers were under the influence of illegal drugs.
- 1,000 truck drivers had been drinking alcohol.
The study found that prescription drugs were also a factor.
While this study was several years ago, current statistics indicate that truck driver impairment due to alcohol and drugs is still a serious problem, especially in the Dallas area. Large commercial truck drivers are required to operate in accordance with state and federal regulations. Those regulations and the laws on drug and alcohol use are very clear. When truck drivers violate those regulations and endanger or even kill others, they and the companies that hire them must be held accountable.
At The Benton Law Firm, we work hard to make accountability mean something to those negligent individuals and companies and to make justice mean something for you.
Results The Benton Law Firm Has Gotten for Clients in Dallas Truck Accident Cases
The experienced legal team at The Benton Law Firm has handled many Dallas truck accident cases. We have successfully gotten compensation for our clients, such as these:
- $5.5 million to a family who lost a loved one when a large truck rear-ended them.
- $315,000 and $130,000 to two other victims rear-ended by truck drivers.
- $200,000 to a victim of a truck driver running a red light.
That’s just the type of leverage an experienced Dallas truck accident attorney can bring to your case. We know how to collect evidence and get witness statements, strengthening your case against a truck driver believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It’s important that we collect this evidence as quickly after the accident as possible before it is forgotten or destroyed. Your focus should be on your recovery, not trying to track down evidence.
Don’t Wait – Call Today
You deserve the compensation you need to recover from the losses you endured because of an accident that wasn’t your fault. Give the experienced Dallas truck accident legal team of The Benton Law Firm a call at (214) 777-7777 so we can get you some justice. We offer a free consultation, and you won’t pay a dime in legal fees until we get compensation for you.