Fulton Drunk Truck Driver Attorney
Drunk Driving Laws for Georgia Truck Drivers
According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 40-6-391(a)(5), a blood alcohol concentration of .08% within three hours of driving a vehicle is considered to be driving under the influence (DUI) and is worthy of a legal arrest. This law is different for commercial truck drivers, however, since they are constantly on the road and must be held to higher standards. Therefore, O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(h)(3)(i) states that a commercial driver may not have a blood alcohol concentration of .04% within three hours of driving. Should they attempt to drive while intoxicated, they could cause an accident.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety provides statistics showing that more than 400 deaths occurred in truck accidents in 2009, 16 of which involved the truck driver having a BAC of .08% or higher. Truckers are held to a high standard regarding their conduct, which means that they or their employer could be held accountable for their reckless and negligent behavior. Anyone who has been injured in a truck accident caused by an intoxicated truck driver should speak with a Fulton trucking accident attorney immediately to learn what steps could be taken to file a claim and fight for fair compensation after such an accident.
Hire a Drunk Driving Truck Accident Lawyer in Fulton
Kalka & Baer LLC could fight on your side and take on the big trucking companies to ensure you obtain fair compensation for your injuries. Many drunk truck drivers cause wrongful death for crash victims, which means that you may be able to recover damages for the death of an immediate family member in such an accident. Learn more today by contacting our offices for a free case evaluation. We could provide the caring and aggressive representation you need.