Boise Drunk Driving Truck Accident Lawyer
Whenever a large truck or 18-wheeler collides with a passenger vehicle, the potential consequences can be disastrous. Add alcohol to the mix and the results can be deadly. If you’ve been hit by an intoxicated trucker, the aftermath can dramatically change your life and strain your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.
When a drunk truck driver is responsible for your injuries, filing a personal injury claim for the damages you sustained can help you recover the money you need to pay your medical bills and other out-of-pocket costs. A Boise drunk driving truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates will aggressively help you through the complicated legal process and effectively secure full compensation for your injuries.
DWI Commercial Truck Accidents
Commercial drivers in Idaho have a stricter blood alcohol content (BAC) limit and face harsher consequences than drivers of passenger cars. In Idaho, the legal BAC limit is 0.04 percent for commercial drivers. Although a drunk trucker can face criminal punishment, filing a civil lawsuit is the only way to ensure that you recover financial compensation for what you’ve suffered.
Attempting to handle your trucking accident on you own can be difficult. You need to understand complex federal and state laws and insurance issues that pertain to the trucking industry. A lawyer from our firm will understand these laws and know how to employ them to your case’s benefit.
Recover Damages for Your Semi-Truck Crash
Although the truck driver can face criminal charges for driving while intoxicated, you have the right to seek financial compensation for your injuries, including compensation for a wrongful death and the lost quality of life your injuries have caused.
To ensure that you receive payment for all your losses, we will negotiate with the insurance companies so that you don’t have to worry about getting taken advantage of and left with an inadequate settlement amount. We will include every loss you experienced, including any of the following financial and non-economic damages:
- Present and future medical costs
- Lost income and future earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death for the loss of a loved one
Drunk Driving and Punitive Damages
Because the trucker exercised extraordinarily poor judgment through driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, you might also be eligible to receive punitive damages. These damages are awarded as a means to punish grossly negligent behavior—something that drunk driving should certainly qualify as.
Act fast after an accident. Call Pedersen & Whitehead attorneys in Contact a Boise DWI Truck Accident Lawyer
Getting injured by a reckless, intoxicated truck driver is a devastating experience. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we are dedicated to helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. We offer free case evaluations to discuss your case and answer any questions you may have. Call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form to arrange yours. There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you.