Truck drivers play a vital role in the American economy and are a common sight on the country’s roads and highways. Many of these drivers are competent, safety-conscious individuals who work hard and do their part to get their hauls to their destinations on time in a way that keeps themselves and others with whom they share the roads safe from harm. However, some truckers choose to drive under the influence, and regardless of whether the impairment is due to alcohol or other drugs, impaired truckers pose a major risk to others when they choose to get behind the wheel. Multiple-vehicle collisions are a common outcome when impaired truck drivers cause accidents on the roads, resulting in severe injuries and even death for the victims. If you were hurt in an accident with a trucker who was under the influence, we can help. Contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to discuss your rights as an accident victim.
Being involved in a crash with a big rig can be downright terrifying, so being unsure of how to move forward after the accident is not an uncommon experience.
Here is what to do immediately after the accident:
The trucker who drives while under the influence of alcohol or other substances can be held legally responsible for the damages to people and property that occurred during the accident they caused, meaning they can be sued in civil court and compelled to pay cash compensation to injury victims. However, the truck driver’s employer could also be responsible in some circumstances. Discuss your unique circumstances with an attorney to find out more about who could be held liable in court in your accident injury case.
If you were injured in a collision with an impaired trucker and need to consult with a Pittsburgh truck accident attorney, contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman to discuss your available legal options. You should not have to suffer because of someone else’s mistake, and as an accident victim, you deserve the chance to recover damages in civil court. We fight hard for our clients, and we get results. We do not charge any legal fees until after your case has been favorably settled or successfully won, and we stand apart from other law firms by charging the lowest fees in the region. We will push to get you the financial compensation you are entitled to. Call today for your free case evaluation.