Truck Driver DUI Accidents

Hold Truck Drivers Accountable for Their Conduct

Some of the most dangerous and fatal accidents involve major commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, or big rigs. Due to the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, the resulting damages of a collision could be devastating. The consequences for all motorists sharing the road can be amplified even further when an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of a truck.

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we strongly believe that truck drivers who have caused serious injury, loss, or fatality due to driving under the influence must be held personally accountable for their reckless and dangerous actions. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident that resulted from truck DUI in Nashville, TN, contact our trucking accident attorneys immediately.

We are ready to take swift, aggressive action on your behalf.

Understanding Federal Trucking Regulations

Commercial truck drivers are all held to incredibly high standards when operating their vehicles. Not only must they drive and conduct operations professionally, but they must also adhere to strict federal guidelines to ensure the safety of all motorists and pedestrians.

While it is illegal for any motorist to drive a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, truck drivers are held to different set of rules and regulations pertaining to DUI/DWI. Most states maintain that it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. However, federal guidelines state that it is illegal for commercial drivers to drive with a BAC level of .04 percent or greater.

We Pursue Justice for Victims & Bereaved Families

Not only could a truck driver be held personally liable for any damages incurred due to a DUI-related accident, but a he or she could also face criminal DUI charges. We use decades of litigation experience to pursue justice for innocently injured victims who have suffered unreasonable damages, injuries, or losses due to someone else’s negligence.

We can help you seek compensation for damages including:

  • Medical bills
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Physical therapy
  • Punitive damages

We understand that many of our clients could be struggling with the financial burden of escalating medical costs and daily expenses. We have helped our former clients recover millions of dollars from liable individuals, parties, corporations, manufacturers, and entities. No truck accident claim is too tough for us to handle, and we have the solid results to prove our efficiency.

More Than 25 Years of Experience on Your Side

If you would like to schedule your free case consultation, please call our Nashville offices today. We would be happy to speak with you about your case confidentially and use our comprehensive understanding of personal injury law to fight for you. We accept all DUI truck accident claims on a strict contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to worry about paying legal fees until we secure a substantial recovery for you.