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Columbia Personal Injury Lawyer > Columbia Truck Accident DUI Lawyer

Columbia Truck Accident DUI Lawyer

Drunk driving is one of the biggest threats to public safety. But when truckers drive drunk, the risk of serious, possibly fatal, accidents only increases. Truck drivers drink alcohol for a variety of reasons, including loneliness and boredom. But any impairment can lead to significant accidents and vehicle damage. Too many accident victims will also end up dead. At The Stanley Law Group, our team of talented Columbia truck accident DUI lawyers will meet to review what happened and whether you have a legal case for financial compensation. Please reach out to our firm as soon as you can.

Compensation after a DUI Collision

Drunk driving is a crime, but it’s also a “tort” in South Carolina. This tort gives accident victims the right to file a lawsuit in court for financial compensation. You can seek monetary damages for a variety of losses whenever someone injured you, even accidentally.

The federal government demands greater safety from truck drivers. That’s why the legal limit for truckers is only 0.04%, which is lower than the limit for motorists. If a trucker blows a number over 0.04%, then they are intoxicated enough to face criminal charges.

Our law firm has deep experience seeking financial compensation whenever an intoxicated or high trucker crashes into innocent motorists. Our firm will fight for compensation to cover repairs to your car, medical bills, lost wages, and other economic losses. We will also seek money for pain and suffering and mental anguish.

We need to establish the trucker was impaired during the collision. This is one reason to call the police after a crash. The officer might ask the trucker to give a breath sample or even a urine sample at the station if arrested. We can ask for the lab results to use in your case to establish drunk driving.

Regardless of the trucker’s BAC, you can sue any trucker who fails to drive safely. In many cases, we can also sue the truck driver’s employer, which is ideal. Trucking companies are big businesses with huge liability policies that can pay compensation to injured victims.

We rely on different types of evidence in these cases, such as:

  • Testimony from witnesses who saw the accident or observed a drunk trucker get into a vehicle
  • Photographs of the vehicles involved
  • Any nearby video or dashcam footage of the accident
  • Toxicology or breathalyzer results
  • Statements made by the trucker
  • Proof the trucker had alcohol or drugs in the cab

We might even seek punitive damages from the defendant for a DUI accident. Driving under the influence is more egregious than making a simple, careless mistake behind the wheel. Punitive damages will punish the defendant for their lack of regard for other people’s safety.

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers in Columbia

DUI is an outrageous crime, and truckers should be held accountable when they crash because they are drunk or high. Call our law firm to get the ball rolling on bringing a claim for compensation. A Columbia truck accident DUI lawyer is standing by to answer your questions.

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