According to statistics, more than 500,000 large truck accidents occur yearly in the US. During these accidents, many individuals sustain injuries, and more than 5,000 lose their lives.
Unfortunately, impaired truck drivers cause hundreds, if not thousands, of truck crashes yearly. These accidents are preventable, and severe consequences arise. For example, drunk truck drivers face lawsuits, a loss of their commercial license, and a loss of livelihood if they are found guilty of driving while under the influence at the time of an accident.
If you were injured in a truck accident in Idaho because of a drunk driver, you should consider hiring an Idaho truck accident attorney from Andrew Injury Law. Our attorneys have experience with drunk truck accident cases and can help you with the next steps to ensure you receive the compensation you’re entitled to,
Drunk drivers cause numerous types of accidents. Learning more about the types of accidents will help you determine if you have a valid case. For example, if you were involved in any of the below accidents because of a drunk truck driver, you could potentially file a lawsuit:
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident with a drunk driver, you might be wondering who you can sue for damages. The answer to this question is tricky, as who you can sue will depend on the circumstances of your case.
However, in many instances, it is possible to sue a trucking company if they share fault. According to Idaho liability law, a third party can be held liable for any negligent actions that led to the accident.
For example, if a trucking company employs a truck driver and the drunk driving accident occurs during a shift, you could sue the trucking company because the incident occurred during work hours. Thus, the company is responsible for their employee’s negligent conduct that caused them to incur injuries and other damages.
In addition, you might also be able to hold a trucking company liable if their practices contributed to the drunk driving incident. For example, if they employed a truck driver with a history of drunk driving, they could be liable for their driver’s behavior as they knew he or she had a drinking problem.
To determine if you can sue a trucking company, it’s best to speak with a lawyer practicing in this area.
Truck drivers who drink and drive while working put lives at risk. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a drunk driver, you deserve to seek justice and obtain compensation for your accident losses.
That’s why Andrew Injury Law truck accident lawyers want to help. We understand the injustices involved in drunk truck driving cases and will do everything we can to ensure you receive a fair settlement while you recover. Simply contact us here and let our firm help you.
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