Truck Driver DUI / DWI
Chicago Truck Driver DUI Accident Attorneys
Large trucks such as tractor-trailers can weigh almost 80,000 pounds. When an intoxicated truck driver crashes into a 3,000 pound passenger vehicle, the injuries are almost always devastating and may be fatal. While there is seldom any question as to who is responsible for the accident, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney at your side to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
At Anesi Ozmon, we know that there is a lot at stake for truck drivers and trucking companies who have injured or killed someone in an alcohol-related trucking accident. Even if the truck driver was clearly driving under the influence (DUI), insurance companies representing these individuals will fight hard to minimize or deny your claim.
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are familiar with the tactics of the insurers and know how to build a strong auto accident case against them. We are aggressive litigators and we will not settle unless we achieve the best possible settlement for your claim.
Regulations to Prevent Drunk Driving DWI Accidents by Truckers
Because trucks have the potential to be so deadly, there are strict federal and state regulations governing the use of alcohol by truck drivers. The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 prohibits truck drivers from drinking alcohol within the four hours prior to driving a semi. The legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is lower for truck drivers. If a commercial truck driver operates a large truck with a BAC of .04 or greater, he or she is driving drunk. The truck driver could lose his or her commercial driver’s license for a year.
At Anesi Ozmon, we understand that the consequences are far greater for an individual or a family who has lost loved ones due to a truck driver’s negligence. You should not have to shoulder the financial strain of lost wages, medical bills and rehabilitative costs alone.
We want to utilize our resources and our vast experience to fight for you, so you can use your energy to heal from your injury. To schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers, contact our firm online or by telephone at 312-372-3822 or toll free at 800-458-3822.