DUI Trucking Accidents
Long Hours Can Lead To Substance Abuse
In Georgia, Tennessee and across the nation, truck companies and truck drivers are heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA). The act requires them to follow strict rules and guidelines regarding narcotics use and abuse, including prescription medications. Unfortunately, many truck drivers are independent or drive for long hours unsupervised. One of the effects of the long hours truckers work is that many turn to drugs and alcohol either to stay awake for long runs or for relieving the stress of the road. Many state laws impose stricter restrictions and enforce tougher penalties for truck drivers driving under the influence.
In some states, including Georgia and Tennessee, regulations regarding drug and alcohol abuse by over-the-road truckers on interstates like I-75 are even more stringent than federal regulations. A truck driver charged with DUI may have his/her CDL permanently revoked or lose the ability to get insurance.
We Help Those Injured By Intoxicated Truck Drivers
If you were injured in an accident involving a trucker charged with drug or alcohol intoxication behind the wheel in northwest Georgia or southeast Tennessee, talk to an attorney on the trucking accident litigation team at McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP. We are the law firm victims of negligence turn to for help after suffering financial damages after a truck accident or loss of a loved one in a fatal truck wreck.
We are strategically located just off Interstate 75 in Dalton, Georgia. We are available to represent clients from across the nation who are involved in a motor vehicle accident on I-75 through northwest Georgia or southeast Tennessee.
Were You In A Wreck Caused By A Drunk Truck Driver?
We are aggressive, hardworking trial attorneys who understand the complexities of truck accidents, including:
- Truck accidents involving a drunk or intoxicated truck driver
- Semi-tractor trailer wrecks involving liability on the part of multiple parties
- Commercial truck accidents resulting from improper maintenance
- Truck wrecks caused by improper loading or overloaded trailer
- Truck accidents involving independent “wildcat” truckers
- Truck crashes involving violations of FMCSA regulations
- Truck wrecks caused by an unlicensed or untrained truck driver
- Compensation from self-insured truck companies
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Contact Experienced Georgia Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
From our offices in Dalton, Georgia, our attorneys provide legal counsel and representation for clients throughout northwest Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. Call us at 706-508-4292 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced DUI accident lawyers today.