Truck drivers are often paid by the mile, and so they need to cover great distances to earn a living. Unfortunately, some drivers resort to the use of drugs to combat fatigue over long hauls. Some drivers even use alcohol under the mistaken belief that a depressant can help them stay awake.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, our lawyers will conduct an immediate investigation to learn if drugs or alcohol was involved, or if the driver had a history of drug or alcohol violations. Juries do not like it when innocent people are injured by truck drivers who are driving high or under the influence, and may award punitive damages to the victims.
Cavanagh Law Group is a successful personal injury law firm with extensive experience in cases involving truck accidents. We vigorously pursue results in every case, and we will fight for you. Contact us for a free case evaluation with a lawyer.
Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements for Drivers
Drivers of heavy trucks are required to undergo drug and alcohol tests at the following times:
- Before hiring
- After an accident
- When a supervisor suspects the driver of drug or alcohol use
- Periodically when a driver returns to duty after a violation
Drivers are tested for marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, opiates, PCP and alcohol. If the company's drug testing was inadequate, our civil justice system can hold the company and the driver accountable.
Contact an Experienced DUI Truck Accident Attorney in Illinois
For more information and a free case evaluation with our experienced Chicago DUI truck accident attorneys, contact Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 or by email.
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