Drug And Alcohol Use Among Truck Drivers

It’s a dangerous situation when any motorist gets behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But when that person is a truck driver and the vehicle weighs as much as 80,000 pounds, the stakes are even higher. The Seattle truck accident lawyers at the Hornbuckle Firm aggressively fight for the rights of our clients every day and can help you if you’ve been injured by an impaired trucker.

Federal regulations prohibit the use of drugs and alcohol by all truckers when on duty. Truck drivers are also required to submit to random drug tests as a condition of employment, in addition to undergoing drug and alcohol screening when hired.

Nonetheless, long hours and long distances spent on the road all too often encourage truck drivers to use such drugs as amphetamines to remain awake longer than they should. But such drugs also affect a driver’s ability to drive safely and increase the likelihood that he or she will cause a truck accident

Our experienced attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you need to recover from your truck accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a truck driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we can help you get the justice you deserve.

Please contact the Hornbuckle Firmtoday to schedule your free truck accident consultation. Our attorneys serve clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.

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