Impaired & Intoxicated Driver
Millions of Dollars Won for Our Clients in St. Louis
In order to maximize profits, trucking companies sometimes push their drivers to reach their destinations, unload, and reload to drive back in very short amounts of time. While they might like to believe that this has no long-term effects on their drivers, the truth is that drivers eventually find ways to cheat the system and meet their deadlines, sometimes by using substances. If you were injured in a truck accident because the driver was impaired or intoxicated, call the St. Louis truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC for a free consultation about what to do next.
Call (618) 441-0163 now or contact us online for a free consultation about how to proceed with your case. Pay us nothing unless you win a settlement.
Substances Drivers Use
Even with a good night’s sleep, drivers can still become fatigued after long shifts behind the wheel. After days, weeks, and months spent doing the same thing, drivers sometimes lose focus on the task at hand. This leads to a need for stimulants, and coffee may not always be enough.
Some drivers may use substances such as:
- Stay-awake pills
There is simply no substitute for alert, safe driving practices. Not all drivers become erratic under the influence of a drug, but when they do, the consequences can be extreme. With slower reaction times and poorer ability to make safe decisions, commercial drivers who abuse substances put every other driver on the road at risk.
Holding Insurance Companies Responsible
Every trucking company insures its drivers in the event of an accident. Our St. Louis truck accident lawyer has earned millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, fighting insurance companies to ensure they pay everything they owe to accident victims.
With a successful lawsuit, you could obtain compensation for:
- Ongoing medical costs
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning potential
During your free consultation with our team, we will give you counsel on how to proceed with your case. Keep in mind, insurance companies will go to great lengths to avoid paying you a fair settlement, including calling you with well wishes to ask about your injuries. You may offer up some helpful information about your situation, and they may use that information against you to minimize your settlement. Don’t let this happen to you. Let The Law Offices of Justin L. Mason, LLC help.
Call (618) 441-0163 now to get started on your case.
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