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St. Louis DUI Trucking Accidents Firm

St. Louis Attorneys Handling DUI Trucking Accidents

When a trucker drives under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the consequences can be deadly. Drugs and alcohol impair a truck driver’s judgment and slow the reflexes. An automobile is no match for an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer, and motorists in such accidents are more likely to suffer serious or fatal injuries than those involved in other types of motor vehicle crashes.

A National Transportation Safety Board study of semi drivers who died in highway crashes showed that a third had recently used drugs or alcohol. A survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed that 29 percent of truck drivers have evidence of drugs or alcohol in their urine. Of those who tested positive for drugs and alcohol:

  • 15 percent tested positive for marijuana
  • 12 percent tested positive for nonprescription stimulants
  • 5 percent tested positive for prescription stimulants
  • 2 percent tested positive for cocaine
  • 1 percent tested positive for alcohol

An intoxicated tractor-trailer driver who injures another person may be sued for negligence and held financially responsible for injuries or fatalities. Although money alone is not enough to compensate for a serious personal injury, legal action may be used to hold people accountable for their negligent and wrongful acts.

If you or a family member has suffered as a result of trucking accident involving alcohol or drugs or a loved one has died, you need the guidance of an experienced attorney. At Kolker & Germeroth, our attorneys have an impressive record of success in cases involving all kinds of complex issues.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a trucker who was driving while intoxicated, call us now, toll free, at 866-770-8691 or visit our contact page to set up a free initial consultation. You may also fill out our special personal injury intake form. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

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