Michigan like many other states sets a significantly lower blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level for commercial vehicle drivers such as tractor-trailers, buses, delivery trucks, and other business vehicles. Federal law makes it illegal for commercial drivers to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.04% or higher, which is half the 0.08% legal limit applied to regular passenger vehicle drivers in Michigan.
If you or your loved one is seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, you have the right to recover compensation for all of your pain and suffering, excess medical expenses, and lost wages.
If at the time of the accident DOT required urine drug screen tests show that the truck driver’s BAC was over .04, the truck driver’s employer may be held liable.
Our experienced personal injury truck accident lawyers will protect your rights and fight for the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve in your injury accident involving the truck driver that was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Protecting Your Rights In DUI Truck Accidents
Trucking companies cannot ignore or hide drinking or drug abuse problems among their truck driver employees. If trucking transportation companies turn a blind eye to truckers with drug or alcohol problems, this behavior puts drivers of large commercial vehicles on the road, and it places the public at risk.
Negligent retention happens when a trucking company retains or keeps a a truck driver on the job who may have been qualified to drive when hired, but due to changes the truck company knows or should have known is no longer qualified to drive a truck. The truck driver becomes disqualified to drive a commercial truck due to the following:
-> Bad accident history,
-> Drug or alcohol use, or
-> Medical health problems.
The sheer size and weight of semi-tractor trailers and other large heavy commercial vehicles can result in serious injuries or even fatal accidents. If our investigation finds that a truck driver was legally intoxicated at the time of the accident, it may be possible to prove that the company failed to properly train or supervise the truck driver. If the driver has a history of DUI offenses, it may be possible to prove that the company negligently hired or retained the employee.
These cases are complex and complicated. Our significant resources can handle your claim properly. Our firm has a proven track record that shows we are capable of standing up to big insurance companies in trucking accident lawsuits.
If you or a family member suffered any serious injuries in a big heavy commercial truck accident collision that may have been caused by truck driver or trucking company, contact our Michigan trucking accident lawyers for a free case evaluation. If you have a workable case, we can move quickly to secure evidence from the accident, identify the responsible parties, and start to calculate the compensation you are owed.
If you have been injured in a big truck accident in Michigan, contact Joseph Dedvukaj today. We have 30 years of experience fighting aggressively for truck accident negligence claims on a contingency fee basis. Remember, you pay nothing out of pocket, and get the same top truck accident attorneys on your side.
We will pay all costs and our law firm only gets paid if you win.
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