Impaired Trucker Accident Attorney in Fairfield County
Truck drivers are trained professionals, but they sometimes get behind the wheel while drunk or high on drugs and cause horrific accidents.
Truck accidents caused by impaired truck drivers are a frighteningly common cause of truck accidents on I-95, I-84 and throughout Fairfield County. And it's not even just alcohol that's the problem. Sometimes truck drivers turn to drugs to stay more awake and alert while logging hundreds of hours behind the wheel. Unfortunately, impaired truck drivers are behind some of the state's most catastrophic truck accidents that lead to severe injuries and wrongful death.
At Vishno Law Firm, we understand that intoxicated truckers put all other drivers on the road at immediate risk. Often, it's only a matter of time before these drivers run out of luck and cause an accident resulting in a brain injury, broken bones, internal damage or death.
In Connecticut, drivers of passenger vehicles who are 21 and older can be arrested for DUI if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. Commercial drivers, including truckers, are held to a higher standard. They can be arrested if their BAC is .04 or greater. Truck drivers and truck companies are held to higher safety standards than other drivers for a reason. A fully-loaded semi-truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. When operated by an impaired driver, the consequences can be catastrophic in the event of a truck accident involving a tractor-trailer and a smaller vehicle.
Hold negligent truckers and truck companies accountable. Contact us today
Knowing what to do after a truck accident is difficult. The trucker that caused your accident may deny any wrongdoing. Even worse, trucking companies often go to great lengths to hide or even destroy evidence. That's not fair. Vishno Law Firm has experience holding these large companies accountable for their actions.
We can pore over police and medical records. We know that truck drivers must undergo required drug and alcohol testing. That's a Department of Transportation requirement. If a trucking company knowingly allows an impaired driver on the road, that company must be held accountable.
We will pursue driving records from the truck company. Sometimes truck companies knowingly hire drivers with a history of substance abuse or driving infractions.
Discover the difference Attorney Jeremy Vishno can make. Vishno Law Firm has worked tirelessly on behalf of injury victims in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut for over 25 years. Attorney Vishno runs a small firm with a reputation for delivering big results. He works one-on-one, case-by-case to help people get the compensation they need. Contact us today. Call 888-222-1688 to schedule a free case consultation at our Fairfield or New Haven office locations. Serving clients in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Stamford, Danbury, Waterbury and Shelton.