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Helping Victims Injured by Impaired Commercial Truck Driver in MO

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is dangerous and illegal for anyone. However, DUI is especially dangerous when an individual is behind the wheel of a large commercial truck that may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. When an impaired truck driver causes an accident, the resulting injuries and damage are often devastating. At The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis, our experienced truck accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of DUI truck accidents recover from the responsible driver. If you have suffered injury, call us today for help at (314) 898-3078.

DUI and Truck Drivers in St. Louis, MO

Though commercial truck drivers have a lower limit for blood alcohol content (0.04 percent) [1] compared to regular drivers (0.08 percent), the law, unfortunately, does not completely deter them from impaired driving. In fact, drinking and drugs have been known to be part of truck driving culture.

Driving alone in a truck for hours and days at a time on the same monotonous routes can cause loneliness, boredom, and depression. Instead of getting the appropriate help, many truck drivers may turn to using alcohol or drugs to improve their mood or simply for entertainment purposes. Additionally, many truck drivers use unlawful drugs to try to stay awake longer. Some common substances that commercial truck drivers commonly use include:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines

Proving DUI in Truck Accidents in Missouri

In order for victims to hold the impaired driver accountable, they must sufficiently show that the driver was, in fact, impaired at the time of the collision. Regulations [2] enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) require that all drivers must undergo drug and alcohol testing following an accident that caused any bodily injury. Testing may also be performed if the truck driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI following the accident. An experienced attorney will know how to obtain these test results, among other forms of evidence, in order to prove the driver was under the influence.

If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe the commercial driver was impaired or otherwise acted negligently, your first call should be to the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Bruning Law Firm in St. Louis. We offer free consultations, so call today at (314) 898-3078 to discuss your case.

  1. http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/states
  2. http://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/49/382.303

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When you choose an attorney to help you after an accident, it is important find someone whom you trust and who keeps your best interests in mind. At The Bruning Law Firm, our clients trust us because they have seen us fight to win their injury cases, no matter what it takes. They also know that our system of transparency and teamwork means that they’ll always know what is going on with their case and that they have a dedicated case manager who can answer their questions at any point during the process.

To learn more about the work we do and how we can help you, call our office today 314.735.8100 or fill out our online form. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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