Under Texas state law, holders of a commercial driver's license are held to a stricter standard when it comes to blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and drunk driving. Holders of a commercial driver's license (CDL) are considered legally drunk—whether they are driving a truck or their own car—if their BAC registers 0.04% or higher. This is important to remember in truck accidents involving truck drivers who have been drinking. Not only can they be held liable, but under Texas dram shop laws, bar owners, restaurants, liquor stores, or others who served a truck driver alcohol may be liable as well.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our San Antonio-based truck accident attorneys work with investigators, medical experts, forensic specialists, and police trainers in exposing drunk truck drivers who cause accidents and fatalities. Liability for a drunk driving accident involving a truck may extend beyond the truck driver. Given the serious nature of accidents involved in truck accidents, it's important to recover damages from everyone who may be liable for your injuries.
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, contact our DUI truck accidents lawyers in San Antonio; call (210) 774-6445 or submit an online form today.
Injuries Caused by Drunk Truck Drivers
The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery recovers damages for people hurt in drunk driving truck accidents involving the following kinds of injuries:
- Head trauma
- Brain damage
- Crushed vertebrae
- Neck injury
- Back injury
Determining If the Truck Driver Was Drunk
In dram shop cases, it must be proven that a bar, restaurant, or another provider of alcohol knowingly served a truck driver who was visibly intoxicated. Towards this end, our office interviews witnesses and waiters and reviews bar tabs and credit card statements. In doing so, we can often determine how much alcohol was served and over what period of time. If a truck has an onboard black box data recorder, it may be possible to identify over-compensating turns, erratic driving, and other behavior indicative of someone driving under the influence.
Contact The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery
We understand what steps need to be taken in holding drunk truck drivers financially liable for the injuries they cause. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact the San Antonio truck accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery today. We serve clients throughout Texas.
We can be reached online or by phone at (210) 774-6445.