The massive commercial trucks and other vehicles that one encounters on the highway are an intimidating presence, even under the best of circumstances. The size and weight of these trucks pose a serious danger to the safety of anyone who is involved in a collision with one. As a result, commercial truck drivers must be highly skilled, well-trained, and committed to doing everything within their power to avoid causing an accident. While some crashes are beyond a truck driver’s control, those that occur because an individual chooses to operate a commercial vehicle while intoxicated are wholly inexcusable.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a truck accident cause by an intoxicated driver, it is important that you understand your legal rights regarding the pursuit of financial compensation. While there may be criminal charges in the matter, a successful prosecution will not necessarily address your post-crash needs as well as a civil lawsuit might. Contact the Delaware personal injury lawyers of Morris James Personal Injury Group, at 302-655-2599 for more information.
Complications Caused by Driver Intoxication
One of the most aggravating realities of a drunk driving accident is that in all likelihood, without the introduction of alcohol into a truck driver’s bloodstream, the crash could have been avoided altogether. Moreover, since the dangers of driving while intoxicated have been so thoroughly documented and discussed among the public, ignorance about the hazard is not a reasonable defense. The following are some of the complications caused by truck driver intoxication:
- Impaired judgment
- Compromised motor control
- Delayed reactions
- Blurred vision
- Increased risk of falling asleep at the wheel
- Inability to accurately gauge speed and distance
Resolving issues regarding a commercial truck accident can be challenging due to the involvement of not only the truck driver but also the trucking company and possibly other parties as well. We can help you to hold the liable party accountable. Contact the Delaware truck accident lawyers of Morris James LLP, at 302-655-2599 for a free consultation.