Seattle Drunk Truck Driver Accident Lawyer
Injured in a Drunk Driving Collision in Washington
Not only is it illegal for a truck driver to operate a tractor trailer while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; it can lead to tragic consequences for others on the road. At the Seattle law firm of Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., our aggressive legal team is dedicated to holding reprehensible truck drivers accountable for the devastating costs and lives lost due to their recklessness.
Whether you have been injured or lost a family member at the hands of an irresponsible truck driver, you deserve strong legal representation to ensure that you receive the money you need to help rebuild your life. Let Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. fight aggressively to protect your right to compensation. Call (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation with a compassionate lawyer.
Holding Negligent Truckers Responsible
In many cases, truck accidents are hardly cut and dry. There are often multiple parties involved, not to mention the truck company’s insurance agents that work to protect their client from having to pay out significant settlements. When drugs or alcohol are involved, the case can become even more complex. Do not assume that you have to handle this complicated situation alone.
The Seattle truck accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. have substantial experience carrying out the personal injury cases of truck accident victims to the best possible conclusion. From investigating the circumstances of the accident itself to gathering evidence and building a strong case, we will do everything it takes to achieve your goals.
However, it is absolutely crucial that you do not wait. The sooner Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can begin working on your claim, the better your chances of reaching a favorable outcome. The statute of limitations may run out before you decide to take legal action, which can jeopardize your right to compensation.
DUI Laws and Truckers
Since semi trucks have such an enormous capacity for causing catastrophic traffic accidents, truck drivers and truck companies are held to strict safety standards. For example, the legal limit for blood alcohol content in commercial truck drivers is .04 percent, compared to .08 percent for other motorists. Unfortunately, the law does not always deter truckers from making dangerous and illegal decisions. It is not uncommon for truck drivers to use alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamines, and other drugs to make it through the long hours.
When a trucker is found to be impaired after a traffic accident, both the negligent driver and his/her employer may be held accountable for the resulting damages. For example, if the driver has a criminal history and has had his/her commercial license revoked or suspended, the employer must not allow the driver to continue operating a truck. If the employer was aware of the truck driver’s history and allowed him/her to continue working, they may be required to pay a settlement.
A Strong Track Record of Success
If you or a family member has been involved in an accident caused by a drunk or intoxicated driver, call a Seattle fatal drunk driving accident attorney Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. at (888) 228-3860 or use our online contact form. We are not afraid to take on difficult cases. If we accept your case, it is because we are confident in our abilities and will work for you free of charge. Contact us to learn more.