Drunk Driving Truck Accident Attorneys in Des Moines
Were You Inured by a Truck Driver Who Was Under the Influence?
Driving a large commercial truck is a major responsibility. Eighteen-wheelers and semi-trucks are much bigger than anything else on the road, and they come with a variety of challenges, including large blind spots, longer time needed for braking, and many more. Therefore, it is critical that truck drivers act safely and responsibly while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, far too many truck drivers engage in risky behavior that can place others on the road in serious danger, including drunk driving.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk truck driver, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages.
Contact the Des Moines drunk driving truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today by calling (515) 705-0233 to speak with a qualified legal professional about the details of your case and learn more about what you can do to get the justice you deserve.
Our Practice Areas
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be to recover from the effects of an accident caused by an intoxicated truck driver.
That is why we are dedicated to helping clients with a wide range of cases, including those caused by:
- Driving while intoxicated
- Driving on drugs
Truck drivers operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can cause devastating accidents, but they may be held accountable for the damages they cause.
Trucking DUI Victims
There are few behaviors that create a more dangerous environment on the roadway than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The hazards of the road are greatly magnified when the intoxicated driver is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler because the vehicle is so much larger and heavier than other cars and trucks. Accordingly, truck drivers must be held accountable for their reckless decision to operate their big rigs while they are under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.
If you have been hurt or your car has been damaged by a drunken truck driver, then you may have recourse beyond that available to you through your own insurance policies or the insurance of the trucking company. A successful lawsuit can provide you with financial compensation to address your medical bills, automobile repairs, and other damages.
The Effects of Alcohol Impairment
Although virtually everyone is aware that the consumption of alcohol impairs a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, it is rare for people to consider the specific ways that it can interfere with safe driving.
Exaggerated depictions of recklessly swerving vehicles provide a very clear visual representation of the extreme effects, but there are other equally important, though more subtle effects of alcohol impairment including:
- Driver distractibility
- Delayed reaction times
- Slowed discernment of roadway conditions
- Impaired judgment
- Misperception of distance
The Des Moines drunk driving truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are dedicated to helping all of our clients receive fair compensation when they have been wronged by a negligent truck driver.