Truck Accidents Caused by Substance Abuse: Orange County Attorneys
Truck Accidents Caused by Drugged or Drunk Drivers
At Aitken Aitken Cohn, our attorneys have more than three decades of experience. That experience has been focused on helping victims of truck accidents and other catastrophic accidents. Because of this focus, we are well aware of the common causes of these accidents.
One of the first things we look at when we begin the investigation of a truck accident claim in Santa Ana or elsewhere in California is whether or not the truck driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.
Not only will we look at the driver's condition at the time of the accident, but we will look at the driver's history as well. Does the driver have a record of drunk driving arrests or drug crime arrests? Has the driver attended substance abuse counseling in the past? All too often we discover a clear pattern of drug abuse or alcohol abuse that makes it clear that the driver should not have been entrusted with such a dangerous vehicle.
Who is Responsible for Accidents Caused by Intoxicated Truck Drivers?
Of course, truck drivers need to be held responsible for their own actions. Our lawyers will not hesitate to file lawsuits against truck drivers, but they are not the only parties we file lawsuits against in these serious accident cases. We also file claims against the trucking companies that employ them when necessary.
Truck companies have guidelines to follow regarding the hiring of drivers. If they hired someone who had a history of substance abuse, they should be held accountable. These companies also are required to do periodic checks to make certain that their drivers are not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If they fail to conduct these checks, or if they fail to act on negative results, they should be held accountable. We will see that they are.
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Our lawyers welcome the privilege of consulting with you about your truck accident claim. We accept cases on a contingency basis. We will advance all costs necessary to successfully prosecute your case. We are only paid for our services if we get results for you. Contact us for a free consultation today.