Sacramento Drunk Driving Truck Accident Lawyers
Did an intoxicated truck driver cause an accident that left you injured? Did you lose a loved one to the reckless actions of a drunk truck driver? If so, you should not have to shoulder the grief and financial burden without achieving a measure of justice. The Sacramento truck accident attorneys of Amerio Law Firm have successfully held trucking companies accountable for the negligent actions of their drivers, and we are determined to help you if you’ve been hurt as well.
According to the strict laws in California, truck drivers and anyone with a commercial driver’s license is held to a more stringent DUI standard than those with a standard license. A driver is considered to be legally drunk if they have a blood alcohol count (BAC) of .04 or higher, compared to the standard .08 or higher for other drivers. This means that the driver and the trucking company who hired them, as well as the restaurant, bar, liquor store or another establishment who served the driver, may be held liable for your injuries or the loss of your loved one in the event of an accident.
At Amerio Law Firm, our Sacramento drunk driving lawyers know that you never anticipated an accident like this, and you may not immediately know where to turn for help. Turn to the practice that so many people in Northern California have trusted with their accident claims, and protect your family, your future, and your livelihood. There is no fee unless we win your case. Call us directly at (916) 419-1111, chat with us on our website, or fill out a contact form to get started on your claim now.
Why Choose Amerio Law Firm?
When the unthinkable happens, and you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk truck driver, there is one firm that provides the knowledgeable, compassionate representation that you need during this challenging time: Amerio Law Firm. Our attorneys have committed their professional careers to protecting injured people in Northern California, and we won’t back down from a challenge. Our record of success speaks for itself, and our satisfied clients will tell you that our firm is the right choice if you are looking to secure the compensation you need following a severe injury accident. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you won’t pay us a dime unless we win your case. There’s no risk to call us, so why wait any longer to file your claim?
Drunk Truck Driving Cases We Handle
Commercial trucks are massive vehicles that average about 80,000 lbs. When an operator chooses to consume alcohol and drive, they are essentially turning their heavy vehicle into a deadly weapon on the road. This cannot and should not happen, but unfortunately, cases like these occur all the time. We have the experience you need on your side to handle claims involving:
- Drunk drivers
- Illegal drug intoxication
- Prescription drug intoxication
- Over-the-counter medication intoxication
Drivers who have commercial licenses in California may face criminal penalties if they are found to be intoxicated behind the wheel, and may also face civil penalties through a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death lawsuit. It is important to note that in California, anyone with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is considered to be a commercial driver, even if they are not in their truck at the time of their arrest. Commercial driver’s license rules apply to all vehicles at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions
An accident involving a large commercial vehicle can have severe and possibly deadly consequences. We are here to help you in your time of need, and we will work hard to make sure that you understand your rights and your options at all times. We have provided the answers to some questions that we frequently hear from our clients below. If you have questions about a specific accident that happened to you or someone close to you, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately at (916) 419-1111.
Why is a truck accident so much more dangerous than other accidents?
The average passenger vehicle weighs about 3,000 pounds, while a fully-loaded 18-wheeler may weigh more than 70,000 pounds. This massive difference in weight often has devastating consequences for the driver and passengers of the vehicles involved. If a truck driver is intoxicated in any way, their reaction time may be slowed, their vision may be impaired, and their judgment may be compromised. These elements can lead to devastating accidents that often result in serious injuries or death.
What is the responsibility of the trucking company?
Trucking companies have a responsibility to hire responsible operators, train them appropriately, and make sure that they follow the rules of the road. If a company fails to perform adequate background checks on its drivers or rehires a driver with prior DUI convictions or a suspended license and that driver causes an accident while intoxicated, the company may be held liable for the injuries that the driver’s actions caused. It is imperative that you discuss your case with an attorney who has handled these claims in the past to find out which parties may be liable for your injuries.
How much will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
If you contact the Amerio Law Firm to handle your case, it will cost you nothing. Our initial consultation is confidential and completely free, and we will not collect any money from you until we secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles with caution and care, and if they cause you injury, you shouldn’t have to pay for the costs associated with the accident. You have the right to pursue justice for yourself or your loved ones, and you should be compensated for the pain and anguish that you have been forced to endure. Don’t let the truck driver or the company they represent get away with harming you or your family. By calling Amerio Law Firm, you can get the fair and just financial compensation that you are owed by law. There is no fee unless we win your case, so contact us at [phone number] or fill out a contact form on our site to get started immediately.