Trucking DUI Victim

There are few behaviors that create a more dangerous environment on the roadway than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The hazards of the road are greatly magnified when the intoxicated driver is behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler because the vehicle is so much larger and heavier than other cars and trucks. Accordingly, truck drivers must be held accountable for their reckless decision to operate their big rigs while they are under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.

If you have been hurt or your car has been damaged by a drunken truck driver, then you may have recourse beyond that available to you through your own insurance policies or the insurance of the trucking company. A successful lawsuit can gain you financial compensation to address your medical bills, automobile repairs, and other damages. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Des Moines trucking DUI victim lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.

The Effects of Alcohol Impairment

Although virtually everyone is aware that the consumption of alcohol impairs a person’s ability to operate a motor vehicle, it is rare for people to consider the specific ways that it can interfere with safe driving. Exaggerated depictions of recklessly swerving vehicles provide a very clear visual representation of the extreme effects, but there are other equally important, though more subtle effects of alcohol impairment including:

  • Driver Distractibility
  • Delayed Reaction Times
  • Slowed Discernment of Roadway Conditions
  • Impaired Judgment
  • Misperception of Distance

Contact Us

The Des Moines truck accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., are dedicated to helping all of our clients receive fair compensation when they have been wronged by a negligent truck driver. Contact us today at (515) 225-2600 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.

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