Detroit Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers (Trucks and Buses)
Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous behaviors a driver can undertake, and it its consequences are greatly exacerbated when a bus or 18-wheeler is the vehicle being driven. Intoxicated drivers are far more likely to cause an accident, and with such large vehicles, there is a significant risk that multiple people may sustain debilitating injuries if a wreck were to occur.
The Detroit drunk driving accident attorneys of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, understand the devastating consequences that a truck or a bus collision can cause. Victims may experience expensive and long-lasting injuries, not to mention lost wages and property damage. Pursuing financial compensation could be crucial to getting the funds you need to recover, and our diligent Detroit legal team has the experience and resources to fight on your behalf. To begin working with a Detroit drunk bus or truck driving accident lawyer, call us today at (248) 948-9696.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk truck or bus driver, all that you are suffering is unimaginable. Drunk truck and bus drivers can and should be held liable for the injuries they cause. You need legal counsel to help fight for compensation from drunk bus or truck drivers who caused your accident because they work for large companies with powerful legal teams.
Defense lawyers and insurance companies will do everything in their power to shift blame for the bus or truck accident to you and to minimize the compensation you can recover.
An experienced truck and bus accident attorney will stand up to the powerful companies defending truck and bus drivers and they can ensure that the party that caused the accident is held accountable.
In accidents involving trucks and buses, more than one party could be potentially held liable. An attorney will know how to investigate liability and will be able to build a strong case on your behalf. The drunk bus or truck driver who caused your injuries will not be standing in the courtroom alone, and neither should you.
Why Should I Choose Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys?
At Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, we firmly believe in holding drunk bus and truck drivers responsible for their actions. Their vehicles are inherently dangerous without the bus or truck drivers adding intoxication to the mix.
Our firm is committed to standing up to powerful bus and trucking companies to pursue justice for you. We will not allow drunk bus and truck drivers to get away with a drunk driving accident simply because they work for large and powerful companies. We fight tirelessly for the rights of all citizens who call Detroit home.
Our clients have experienced great success from our efforts to get them justice. We have recovered over $350,000,000 on their behalf.
We can get you results and help restore clarity during a time in your life where you are, undoubtedly, facing great suffering and confusion. Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys has become one of the most respected and trusted names in Detroit law for both the quality and quantity of our results.
We have secured great compensation with compassion and care that has allowed our clients to become family. We are fully prepared to take any case to trial if that is what justice demands.
Effects of Drunk Driving
The physical effects of drunk driving are indisputable, resulting in behavior that puts everyone on the road in danger. These effects can include the following:
- Blurred or lost vision
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Delayed reaction time
- Restricted depth perception
Intoxicated driving significantly increases the risk of accident and injury to innocent Detroit residents like you. However, there are legal means of recourse for victims in Detroit, and a personal injury attorney can help you explore your options.
Who Can be Held Liable?
When a drunk bus or truck driver causes damage, injuries, and fatalities, there are several possible liable parties. Based on the circumstances of your accident, an attorney can determine which party is most responsible for your losses. Potentially liable parties include:
- The truck or bus driver
- The driver’s supervisor
- The bus or trucking company
Truck and bus drivers must prioritize safety due to the vital role they play in our society. When bus and truck drivers decide to drink and drive a bus or truck, they are not able to navigate safely or cautiously. Not only is it illegal to drive under the influence, but truck drivers have the additional prohibition that keeps them from performing any safety-sensitive tasks – which driving is – within four hours of alcohol consumption.
The simple fact is that alcohol and drivers do not mix, especially when the driver is behind the wheel of a large vehicle capable of immense destruction. Any bus or truck driver (or the companies they work for) who drives while intoxicated or turns a blind eye to such behaviors must be held liable for their actions.
What are Dram Shop Laws?
If the driver who caused your injuries was over-served alcohol at a restaurant, bar, or related facility, the establishment that sold the alcohol may also be held liable for your injuries.
A dram shop is any establishment where alcohol is legally sold. One requirement for holding a liquor license in the state of Michigan is that servers are responsible for not serving any more alcohol to intoxicated patrons.
Continuing to serve an obviously- intoxicated customer could lead to blame being placed on the business that sold the alcohol. While proving that the alcohol sold by the dram shop was the direct cause of your injuries can be difficult, it is possible to pursue damages from that establishment. Working closely with an attorney can help determine if pursuing damages on the basis of dram shop liability is appropriate in your case.
What are Common Injuries Caused by Drunk Truck or Bus Drivers?
Accidents with buses and 18-wheelers can be catastrophic and fatal because of the size and weight of the vehicles. Even under the best conditions, one wrong maneuver in a large vehicle can wreak havoc. When alcohol is involved, the damage done by trucks and buses is often horrific and life-endangering. Common injuries caused by drunk truck and bus drivers include:
- Head trauma
- Spinal injuries
- Vision loss
- Torn ligaments
If you or a loved one have suffered these injuries or fatalities because of an accident with a drunk truck or bus driver, financial compensation is likely your legal right. Financial issues may be looming as medical bills pile up and you are forced to miss work. You and your loved ones should never face any sort of financial hardship after suffering injuries because of a negligent driver. Holding the proper party responsible and recovering damages is a necessary step to re-establishing a sense of normalcy in your life.
What Compensation Might I be Entitled to?
Bus and truck companies are legally obligated to refrain from hiring drivers with known substance abuse issues, and they are required to regularly check their drivers’ health statuses.
Failure to maintain adequate driver standards leaves bus and trucking companies open to liability. If a drunk bus or truck driver caused injuries or fatalities to you or your loved one, the compensation you could pursue include:
- Loss of wages
- Property damage
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
While no amount of financial compensation can make up for your suffering, holding the negligent party responsible for their actions is your legal right. Compensation can help in covering the costs of medical care and living expenses as you adapt to life after your accident.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Detroit
If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed in an accident because of a drunk driver in a bus or large truck, then you could be due financial compensation to help pay for your medical expenses. The Detroit drunk driving accident attorneys of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, can help you assess your legal options. Contact our offices in Detroit today by calling (248) 948-9696 to learn how we may advocate for your case.