Federal regulations place strict restrictions on commercial drivers. While non-commercial drivers are considered to be driving while intoxicated (DWI) when they blow .08 or above, commercial drivers are considered intoxicated at .02.
These strict limits are necessary. Weighing as much as 80,000 pounds, trucks are the most deadly vehicles on the road. Truck drivers must exercise extreme caution while operating them and driving drunk or under the influence of drugs is simply unacceptable.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, our attorneys hold truck drivers accountable for violating the prohibition on drunk driving. We are the oldest and largest law firm in northeastern Pennsylvania and we are well prepared to handle these complex cases.
We take your case seriously from the moment we agree to represent you. We work quickly to preserve evidence before it fades. This often includes visiting the scene of an accident to take pictures of skid marks and debris. It may also include taking pictures of your injuries before they heal completely.
Federal laws also require that truck drivers are tested for drug and alcohol use after an accident. We make sure that these tests are completed correctly and that we obtain copies of the results.
If the driver is shown to be under the influence of a controlled substance, like alcohol, cocaine, methamphetamine or speed, we create a plan for helping you achieve the best possible results. What evidence must be preserved? What are the things we should watch out for? We make sure you preserve the evidence, take pictures of scarring and other injuries that may fade as you get better.
If you or a family member have suffered a personal injury caused by a drunk truck driver, talking to an attorney is the best way to begin your journey toward obtaining justice. Contact any of our northeastern Pennsylvania offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or Hazleton to speak with a Wilkes-Barre trucker DUI accident lawyer.
Richard Russo is the contributing attorney to this content.