Truck Driver Substance Abuse

Truck Driver Substance Abuse

Toledo Truck Accident Attorney

A truck driver that is found to be impaired, intoxicated, or otherwise currently abusing drugs at the time of your truck accident will likely be entirely liable for your damages. Get Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. and our truck accident lawyers in Toledo on your side today so we can get to work on finding and utilizing the right evidence to strengthen your claim. People all around Ohio come to us due to our 100+ years of combined legal experience, impressive case results, and many more reasons. Put us to good use on your claim by calling 419.318.0772 today and asking for a free case analysis.

Laws Regarding Trucker Substance Abuse

An intoxicated trucker does not belong behind the wheel of a big rig. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) acknowledges this truth through its stricter regulations pertaining to drunk driving and truck drivers. Rather than 0.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC) being the legal limit, it is illegal for a trucker to drive with a BAC of just 0.04%. In accordance to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, some trucking companies will also suspend a trucker found to be working with a BAC over 0.00%. Furthermore, it is strictly illegal for a truck driver to operate a big rig with any detectable amount of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) in his or her bloodstream.

Dangers of Truck Driver Impairment

Using an illicit substance or alcohol before driving is not a safe practice for anyone. For truckers in charge of controlling a massive, multi-ton vehicle, it is an even worse idea.

An impaired or intoxicated truck driver may experience one or more of the following:

  • Reduced reaction times.
  • Difficulty driving in a straight line.
  • Drowsiness or fatigue.
  • Anxiety or irritability.
  • Inability to measure distances.
  • Nausea, headaches, and a lack of concentration.

All of the aforementioned symptoms of drug or alcohol use makes it impossible to safely drive a commercial truck. If you think that the truck driver that caused your trucking accident may have been on drugs or drunk, let our Toledo personal injury lawyers know. We can seek out police and medical records to see if there is solid proof of their impairment or substance abuse.

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