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Truck Accidents Caused by Alcohol Abuse in Southeast Texas

Truck Accident Attorneys in Beaumont

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.

Contact a Beaumont truck accident lawyer at our firm immediately following any type of trucking accident for diligent and caring legal assistance.

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 Clay Dugas and Associates, 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 Beaumont Truck Accident Attorneys

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.

Let us use our extensive experience, legal tools, and strategies to help you. Contact us at (409) 226-0990 now.

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  • He made all the right calls and coordinated my case to a positive end.

    “He handled my case with confident grace. He knew what to do and when to do it. He made all the right calls and coordinated my case to a positive end. I wouldn't trust anyone else.”

    Steve

  • In the moment I needed help or had any concerns they were there for me instantly.

    “Mr. Dugas came to the hospital to open my case and talk about what happened in the moment of the accident... In the moment I needed help or had any concerns they were there for me instantly.”

    Shari

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    “His staff was professional, courteous and treated us with a personal touch. He resolved our case quickly and we are super pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend Clay Dugas if you are in need of an attorney.”

    Former Client

  • From the very beginning Clay and his staff were professional, prompt, caring, sympathetic and resourceful.

    “I was extremely satisfied with my outcome and Clay went above and beyond to make sure I came out with a fair deal. I would highly recommend Clay and his staff to anyone looking for a lawyer to be on their side.”

    Former Client

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Why Hire Clay Dugas and Associates
  • You Don't Pay Unless We Win

    Our clients are billed on a contingency basis, which means they don't pay if we don't win.

  • The 18-Wheeler Attorney

    Clay Dugas is a nationally-renowned expert on accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks.

  • Proven Track Record of Results

    Our firm continues to extend its almost-40-year record of victories for our cleints.

  • Client-Centric Representation

    We do everything in our power to provide our clients with the just recovery they deserve.

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  • Best Law Firms - 2019
  • Top Texas Verdicts Settlement
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America
  • Best Law Firms
  • MMDAF
  • LCA
  • Texas Board
  • Avvo Trucking Accident
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys Certification
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2008 – 2018
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • American Trial Lawyer’s Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Martindale Hubbell’s List of Preeminent Lawyers, 2005