Drunk Driving

Drunk drivers pose a serious threat to anyone on the road, but they can be even more dangerous when behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler or semi truck. In fact, Texas law states that commercial truck drivers are legally considered intoxicated when their blood alcohol content is only .04, half the limit for regular drivers. Sadly, though, sometimes truck drivers fail to adhere to these important safety standards, instead choosing to drive while inebriated or under the influence of drugs. This can contribute to devastating and sometimes deadly truck accidents.

Types of Impaired Driving

Although most people associate “drunk driving” solely with alcohol, it can also include other types of impairment, such as driving while under the influence of drugs. Overall, the two main types of drunk driving include:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving on drugs

While these reckless behaviors are considered criminal offenses, individuals who are harmed due to inebriated or drugged truck drivers also have the option to take civil action to recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other costs associated with drunk driving accidents.

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Truck drivers should be in full control of their faculties while on the road, avoiding the consumption of alcohol as well as any prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs that can contribute to unsafe driving. If an irresponsible truck driver has chosen to drive while impaired, causing you to suffer in a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you deal with the financial consequences that often come from these types of accidents. Contact the experienced truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 457-1668 to discuss your legal options.