When a trucker drives while under the influence of alcohol, stay-awake drugs, prescription pain killers or illegal drugs, it puts lives at risk. When these reckless actions lead to a serious or fatal truck accident, our Kansas City-based attorneys provide skilled guidance to victims and their families. We pursue full accountability and maximum compensation for the trucker’s negligence that has caused your suffering and losses.
At Holman Schiavone, LLC, we help clients in Missouri and Kansas obtain truth, justice and accountability. We will seek the full compensation you are entitled for your injuries, medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other hardships.
How Do We Hold Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Drunk or Drugged Driving Accidents?
Truck drivers are held to a higher standard than other drivers when behind the wheel. There are strict regulations governing alcohol consumption and drug abuse, and severe penalties are imposed on those who violate such laws.
While it may be comforting to accident victims and their families to know that the careless truck driver was penalized for driving drunk or under the influence of drugs, it does little to help you confront the financial realities of a catastrophic injury or wrongful death of a family member.
We will help you recover the compensation you need and deserve by pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the truck driver, the commercial trucking company and any other responsible parties.
In addition to thoroughly investigating the facts of the truck accident, our attorneys meticulously examine related issues such as:
- Does the trucker have prior DUI arrests against his personal driving record or commercial driver’s license?
- Does the truck driver have a history of alcohol or drug abuse?
- Does the trucking company have a history of hiring drivers with prior DUIs or chemical abuse problems?
- Does the trucking company perform adequate background checks of its drivers?
Get a Free Initial Consultation Today
If you are coping with the aftermath of a truck collision caused by a driver who was driving intoxicated, we can help you now. Please call us at (816) 399-5149 or email our team to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
We will handle all upfront legal costs and only collect attorney fees if we are successful in your case.