A DUI Truck Accident Lawyer in Texas Is Ready to Fight for You
The dangers of drunk driving are well documented. That's why it's outrageous when truck drivers get behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer and cause serious truck accident injuries. Such behavior is unacceptable. Drivers who are in no shape to operate a big rig - and the trucking companies that did nothing to keep them off the road - must be held accountable. Despite awareness about the hazards of DWI, drunk driving remains one of the most common causes of truck accidents.
In Texas, drivers of cars 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. That's the law!
In addition, trucking companies and their drivers must follow the rules and regulations spelled out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, an arm of the Department of Transportation that regulates the interstate trucking industry. We are well versed in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR and often cite them while representing clients in truck accident cases.
A Texas truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood will vigorously fight to gather BAC results and all other evidence in a drunk driving accident to help victims get the compensation and closure they need. The law firm believes strongly in bringing such reckless drivers and their irresponsible employers to justice. That's why they work so hard for victims.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood is passionate about helping truck accident victims. Attorney Gene S. Hagood is on the national advisory board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), which is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Click on attorney Hagood's profile in APITLA for more information.
Drunk driving cases are about more than just money. They're about justice. They're about holding people accountable for their actions, one case at a time. And since you often only have one opportunity for justice, it's critical that you mount the best - and strongest - legal case you can against an impaired truck driver.
A Galveston drunk driving attorney who understands victims
You might think you don't need a lawyer to handle your drunk truck driver case. Your case might seem straightforward. Don't be so sure. Often, what might seem like a simple case can quickly become extremely complicated. This is especially true once insurance companies get involved with truck accidents. While these companies might act like they have your best interests at heart, the truth is most insurance companies only care about one thing: paying injury victims as little as possible.
Our legal team can investigate your truck accident. We know where to look for evidence that your driver was impaired. We can build a strong case that the insurance company has to take seriously. This often convinces insurance companies it is in their best interests to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if necessary, we are ready to fight for you in court.
Don't take risks with your future. You have too much at stake. Contact the Law Offices of Gene S. Hagood today. You have questions. We have answers. Call (800) 632-9404 and schedule a free case evaluation. Allow us to put our knowledge and resources to work for you. You can also reach us in Houston at (713) 888-0390 or in Galveston at (409) 945-5757. Whatever works best for you. You decide. You're in charge.