Because Your Victory Is Our Victory
Everyone knows how dangerous drunk driving can be. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has cited that 10,497 individuals were killed in alcohol-impaired traffic accidents in 2016. This figure accounted for 28 percent of all U. S. traffic fatalities. Furthermore, in a large 2007 study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which regulates the trucking industry, it was found that 3,000 truckers were involved in drug-related accidents while another 1,000 were found to be under the influence of alcohol. The Texas Department of Transportation (DOT) reported 467 fatal crashes involving trucks in 2013.
No excuse permits a professional truck driver to endanger the lives of others while operating a massive big-rig or 18-wheeler while impaired. At Dugas Law Firm, we take the statistics seriously. We know the nightmare that any type of truck accident can be for victims and how aggressively trucking companies will work to deflect as much liability as possible. That is why our Beaumont personal injury attorneys will prepare for war in these cases, arming ourselves with the tools and strategies that we’ve developed over nearly four decades of battle.
Rising Alcohol-Related Big Rig Fatalities
The number of deaths involving big rigs rose 8.9 percent in 2012 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This alarming increase reveals how much of a threat impaired truckers pose to the rest of us. We may have to share the road with them and be grateful for the goods and services they provide, but we should not have to do so at our peril. Nor should we have to engage in an extended battle to receive a fair and just resolution after a crash occurs. Yet that is the reality for many victims.
Make Your First Call to Our Attorneys Today
Once you have received emergency medical attention and have handled any immediate danger, we encourage you or a member of your family to make your first call to us. Time is of the essence in the wake of any accident; we will get to work immediately to preserve evidence and begin building the necessary components of your accident claim.
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Over 250 Jury Trial Cases
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