Dallas Personal Injury Attorney Firm Profile Your Attorneys Fees Testimonials Secrets Actual Results Contact Us
Lenahan Law Firm Call us toll-free: (888) 828-5630
Free Evaluation & Pay Only if There is a Recovery
Learn why we are the right firm for you. Read what our clients are saying about us. Lawyer and Board Certified Registered Nurse on Our Team
Click here to watch our videos.
Tell Us About Your Case
Practice Areas
18-Wheelers & Trucking Injuries
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Fatigued Driving
Trucking Regulations
Unsecured Cargo
Personal Injury Blog
Personal Injury Blog

Follow Lenahan

View our profile on Google Plus Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook

Proud Sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving®
Free parents and young drivers group safety conferences.
Contact Lenahan Law Firm Today

Drug and Alcohol Abuse by Truck Drivers

Hurt by a Drunk Truck Driver?

According to statistics, driver impairment is among the most common reasons for a truck accident to occur. In many cases, alcohol is less of a problem than is drug abuse. Truck drivers are notorious for consuming various drugs to remain alert during their long hauls. If you believev that a drunk driver contributed to your crash, call our Dallas truck accident attorneys for assistance.

Truck Drivers Are Held to a Higher Standard

Commercial vehicle drivers are held to higher safety standards than other drivers because of their time spent on the road and the impact of the vehicle if an accident does occur. For commercial vehicle operators, the legal blood alcohol content level is 0.04%, which is about half of the legal limit for drivers of regular vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration also states that truck drivers cannot consume alcohol within four hours of their shift.

Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers are required to submit to random tests to assess the presence of alcohol and drugs in their system. Trucking companies are given the authority to administer a blood and alcohol test to their employees who seem suspicious. In fact, truck companies are required to administer random tests to 10% of their employees every year. If a driver refuses to submit to a test, their job will be on the line. Even with these trucking regulations in place, truck accidents from drug or alcohol intoxication is a prevlent problem.

Skilled Truck Accident Lawyer in Dallas Ready to Fight for You

If a truck driver has violated a law pertaining to drug and alcohol restrictions and this negligence has resulted in injury to yourself, we can help you hold the wrongdoer accountable. At Lenahan Law Firm, we have an in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations that govern these industries. To get started, schedule a free case evaluation with our Dakota & Dallas injury attorney. We offer representation with an in-depth understanding of these laws and regulations.

Lenahan Law Firm - Dallas Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 2655 Villa Creek Drive, Suite 204 Dallas, TX 75234. View Map
Phone: (888) 828-5630 | Local Phone: (214) 380-4095.
Website:

* "Pay Only If there is a Recovery" is technically described as "Contingency Fee, Plus Court Costs & Expenses."

Dallas cityscape photos are used with the permission of Justin Turveen of The Urban Fabric. Photos of Injury Locations & Investigations are from Marc Lenahan's cases. They are NOT stock photos.

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

"Lenahan Law Firm," dba "Lenahan Law Firm."