Individual responsibility being what it is, it's completely reasonable to hold truck drivers accountable when they drive under the influence of narcotics, especially stimulants, and end up causing an accident. Such a decision is never the right one.
But at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, our Atlanta truck accident lawyers are committed to thinking deeper when it comes to pursuing the compensation you deserve. And that means pursuing liability wherever it might rest.
Intoxicated truck drivers often take stimulants because they feel they have no choice. They are asked to meet incredibly demanding schedules that call for them to drive great distances in a short period of time. Driving through the night- which is to say driving without sleep- is often the only way to keep to a schedule.
And the schedules are kept by the trucking company. A trucking company's responsibilities include following all relevant laws and regulations concerning the hours drivers can operate their vehicles. When they set their schedules, they have a responsibility to ensure their drivers are not required to operate their vehicles for a dangerously long period of time.
If we discover that intoxicants played a role in your accident, we will look beneath the surface level when pursuing liability- we understand the complex nature of truck accidents.
If you suffered an injury in a truck accident in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need an experienced lawyer, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.