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According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), breath or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests were performed and results were positive for 154 truck drivers in multivehicle crashes, tests were performed and results were negative for 354 truck drivers, BAC test status was handles by field observation of National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) researchers for 68 drivers, no tests were given for 291 drivers, BAC tests were performed and results were unknown for 4,593 truck drivers, 2,496 drivers were not present, and 1,147 BAC tests were classified as unknown. In single-vehicle crashes, BAC tests were performed and results were positive for 817 truck drivers, tests were performed and results were negative for 146 truck drivers, BAC test status was handles by field observation of NASS researchers for 84 drivers, no tests were given for 356 drivers, BAC tests were performed and results were unknown for 1,750 truck drivers, no drivers were not present, and 319 BAC tests were classified as unknown.

In multivehicle crashes, there were no BAC tests or they were not applicable to 72,688 truck drivers, BAC test results were police reported for 10,944 drivers, BAC test results were company reported for 9,279 drivers, 2,496 drivers were not present, BAC test results were classified as other for 7,341 drivers, and 325 drivers were unkown. For single-vehicle crashes, there were no BAC tests or they were not applicable to 20,906 truck drivers, BAC test results were police reported for 3,359 drivers, BAC test results were company reported for 3,358 drivers, no drivers were not present, BAC test results were classified as other for 10,185 drivers, and 319 drivers were unkown.

California Drunk Driving Truck Accident Attorney

Did you suffer catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a truck accident caused by a drunk truck driver in California? You are right to want the negligent driver and the trucking company to cover the costs you are incurring because of the crash.

The May Firm has seven offices in California, including locations in Santa Maria, Long Beach, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Chula Vista, and Fresno. You can have our firm discuss all of your legal options with you when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

Types of Drunk Driving Truck Accidents

When a truck driver is impaired by alcohol, it can be very difficult to predict how their intoxication may affect them. Some drivers will be compelled to drive more aggressively, possibly speeding, while other drivers may be more cautious.

Accidents frequently occur at the least expected times, usually when a drunk driver commits some kind of action that affects another nearby motor vehicle. In general, the most common kinds of truck accidents involving drunk drivers include, but are not limited to:

  • Wide-Turning Accidents
  • Blocking Accidents
  • Underride Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • T-Bone Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Rollover Accidents
  • Jackknife Accidents
  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Override Accidents

A commercial truck driver who is drunk will likely be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). This is a criminal case totally unrelated to your own civil action, which means that a driver who is not convicted in a criminal court can still be be held liable in a civil court.

A good example is the distinction would be the case of former pro football star O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of murder in the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman but was found liable for their wrongful deaths. He was ordered to pay $8.5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages to the families.

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Types of Drunk Driving Truck Accident Injuries

People who are involved in any kind of commercial truck accident are automatically more likely to suffer more serious injuries than other automobile accidents. Drunk driving truck crashes frequently occur very suddenly with no opportunity for victims to brace themselves or take any sort of protective measures.

Some of the most common kinds of injuries people sustain include, but are not limited to:

  • Burn injuries
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries

It is certainly possible that some people could be killed in a drunk driving truck accident. The family members of the person killed can usually file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.

You should avoid speaking to an insurance company after your truck accident. Always wait until you have an attorney so they can handle these phone calls on your behalf.

Contact a Drunk Driving Truck Accident Lawyer in California

If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a truck accident in California caused by a drunk truck driver, you could be facing a multitude of newfound expenses. You do not deserve to shoulder these expenses, and the negligent party could be made legally liable for helping pay them.

The May Firm will work tirelessly to help you achieve the most favorable possible resolution to your case that provides the greatest relief. Call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.

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