Truck Accident DUI/Drunk Driving Lawyers

Drunk driving accidents can be devastating, but when the drunk driver is behind the wheel of an 80,000-pound vehicle, the results can be downright catastrophic. Victims fortunate enough to survive may face an uncertain future, mounds of medical expenses, life-altering injuries, and traumatic flashbacks of the event. While the impaired truck driver has the trucking company, the company’s lawyers, and the company’s insurers watching their back, who’s looking out for you?

The Warwick truck accident attorneys of Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are devoted to protecting a victim’s rights after a drunk driving truck crash. At the same time, our goal is to hold the reckless driver and their company accountable for the damage they caused you. They deserve to suffer the full weight of the consequences of their actions, and you deserve full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Before you talk to anyone, get the advice of a skilled drunk driving accident attorney. At Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., our experienced and compassionate team of attorneys is ready and willing to fight for justice on your behalf. If you are ready to talk about your legal options, call us today at (401) 751-8855. We offer a free case evaluation to help get you started, and we’ll give you the guidance you need during this difficult time.

Do You Need an Attorney Following a Drunk Driving Accident?

For your safety and the protection of your rights following a drunk driving accident with a large truck, you should absolutely contact an experienced attorney. Trucking companies have teams of lawyers and insurers looking out for their best interest, which means saving them money and protecting their drivers. Who is looking out for your best interests? Who will protect you?

Drunk driving cases may not always be as open and shut as they seem. In-depth investigation and strong evidence are required to hold trucking companies and their drivers accountable. An attorney has the power and the resources to mount an investigation and gather all available evidence to support your claim before it’s lost or even destroyed.

When someone else’s reckless and negligent actions are to blame for an accident, you need a skilled attorney who can build a solid case establishing liability and who will negotiate for the compensation you deserve. At Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we work with victims to achieve the most positive outcome possible for their case.

Don’t let a drunk driver get away with changing your life forever. Contact a seasoned drunk driving truck accident attorney today and go after the money that you deserve.

Compensation for Drunk Driving Accidents Involving Large Trucks

Determining compensation following a drunk driving collision is never easy. There are a number of factors that will be considered in order to arrive at a figure that covers both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are losses like medical expenses and property damage. Non-economic damages are more subjective and include emotional distress, disability, or pain and suffering.

While all cases are different, in general, a victim may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

If the drunk driving accident results in a death, surviving relatives may be able to pursue compensation for wrongful death. A family could be entitled to many of the above benefits as well as the following:

  • Loss of benefits they would have gained from the deceased
  • Medical expenses to the end of life
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive damages

For a clearer picture of how much money you may be entitled to following a drunk driving accident with a truck, turn to the experienced team at Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. first. You don’t need to accept a trucking company’s first offer. Talk to an attorney who knows how to determine what your claim is worth and how to negotiate to get you the most money possible.

Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Crashes with Large Trucks

The sheer size and weight of large trucks make them inherently dangerous vehicles. These mammoth machines are already difficult to control and maneuver. It takes a special skill set and training regimen to be able to operate them safely. When truckers operate these vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol, big rigs become even more difficult to drive safely. These substances impact a driver’s ability to thinking rationally, slow down reaction time and reflexes, and can even impair normal vision.

Slowing an 80,000-pound vehicle takes a lot of space, and it isn’t done quickly. When an individual’s reaction time is impaired, it takes more than the usual amount of time for a driver to recognize a hazard, apply the brakes, and come to a complete stop. In many situations, a driver may not realize they need to slow down or stop until it is too late.

This means that injuries resulting from drunken collisions can be disastrous for those in smaller passenger vehicles. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest that it is typically the passenger car occupants that receive fatal injuries in collisions with large trucks. Seventy-two percent of those killed in large truck collisions were the occupants of the other vehicles. Those that survive may face significant injuries such as:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Paralysis
  • Other neck and spine injuries
  • Amputations
  • Facial injuries
  • Dental injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death

Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today

Driving while impaired is reckless and irresponsible, especially for someone on the job behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. This type of behavior can’t be whisked under the rug by a major trucking company, their attorneys, or their insurers. If you’ve been hurt by a drunk truck driver, you deserve compensation, and the driver must be held responsible.

At Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., we are strong advocates for victim’s rights. We want to help you recover the money you deserve and walk away with a sense that justice has been done. Before you talk to the trucking company or their insurance company, discuss your situation with a seasoned attorney from Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.. We can review your legal options during a free initial consultation. After that, we work on a contingency basis, which means you don’t owe us anything upfront.

Call us today at (401) 751-8855 and let us help you get the settlement you deserve.

Written By: Ronald J. Resmini

Last Updated : Monday, May 17, 2021


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