Columbus Truck Accidents Caused By Drivers Under The Influence Is Common. Let Us Help.

There are few actions more irresponsible than putting yourself behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Department Of Transportation Drug Testing Rules

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires drug and alcohol testing to be conducted for all commercial truck drivers. They include:

  • Pre-employment drug testing for truck drivers
  • Drug and alcohol testing following an accident that results in loss of life, traffic citation for an accident causing an injury requiring treatment, or citation resulting in the need for a rig to be towed
  • Random drug testing

Trucking companies can also request drug tests if they see signs that an employee is using drugs. A standard drug test screens for amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates and PCP. A saliva or blood test may be used for alcohol.

Unfortunately, whether under the nose of trucking companies or with their knowledge, abuse of drugs and alcohol by commercial truckers is common.

Injured In A Truck Accident? Let Us Help Find Out If It Was Caused By Alcohol Or Drug Abuse.

At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, we represent the victims of truck accidents caused by a CMV driver operating while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck driver DUI accident, we will spend the time and resources it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve. Following an accident, our lawyers will take necessary steps to preserve and review available evidence, such as records of drug and alcohol tests, including past violations.

Our goal is to hold negligent truck drivers accountable and provide your family with the legal support and guidance you need to get you back onto financial footing.

Contact Our Experienced Lawyers Today

Call 614-360-2706 to set up a free consultation to discuss your injuries with one of our attorneys and learn about potential compensation available.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling these types of cases. Let us help you. Contingency fee arrangements provided.