Trucking Accidents Involving Alcohol And Drug Abuse
In order to stay on the road as long as possible, many truckers have turned to drugs for help. Others struggle with alcohol abuse in their daily lives, which leads to dangerous situations when they get behind the wheel of their extremely heavy trucks. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol often play a role in semitruck accidents, leaving other drivers and passengers seriously or fatally injured.
You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a trucking accident alone. Our lawyers at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, have extensive experience handling these and other types of personal injury cases for clients in Queens, Kew Gardens and the surrounding communities. We have been in practice for over 60 years and use our knowledge of these cases to aggressively pursue compensation for the lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering that you have sustained because a truck driver caused an accident after using drugs or consuming alcohol. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Over-The-Counter And Prescription Drug Abuse
Many truck drivers rely on prescription and over-the-counter drugs to maintain their health while operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, these drugs are often abused in order to increase alertness on the road (caffeine pills) or cope with the rigors of the road (prescription narcotics). Regardless of the type of drug, the side effects can put other drivers and passengers in serious danger. If a driver is not getting the sleep he or she needs or is in an altered state of mind, he or she can lose control of the truck and cause serious injuries and even deaths.
Alcohol Abuse In The Trucking Profession
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse affect truck drivers just as they affect individuals who have other types of jobs. However, when a semitruck driver is driving drunk or under the influence, he or she is more likely to collide with other vehicles, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones and other injuries to other motorists and their passengers. Deaths can also occur, leaving the driver liable in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact An 18-Wheeler Accident Attorney In Queens
For more information after a trucking accident involving alcohol and drug abuse, contact a Queens New York truck accident lawyer at our firm online or call 866-679-2513 or 718-577-2573. Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, offers free initial consultations and operates three offices for our clients’ convenience.