Spokane Drunk Driving Truck Accident Lawyer
Drivers have a responsibility to follow all driving laws—including not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk driving violates our moral code because it directly puts innocent lives at risk, and it violates the law for the exact same reason.
If you were injured by a trucker who was driving drunk, you deserve to be compensated for it. Calling a Spokane drunk driving truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates is the first step toward collecting the compensation you are owed.
Was the Drunk Truck Driver Arrested?
After your commercial truck accident, did the state patrol or other law enforcement arrive at the scene? If so, did they arrest the other driver for DUI? If so, this will help prove your case, especially if the driver is later convicted or admits guilt. It will be clear to a jury that the driver was negligent—something that is critical to recovering compensation.
After you hire our firm, we can request that law enforcement provide us with a copy of the accident report. This will have information on whether or not the other driver was thought to be intoxicated at the time. If they did not notice any signs of drinking it will be harder for us to prove it, though not impossible.
If a Fatality Was Involved
Drunk driving is responsible for taking lives every year. If someone you care about was killed by a drunk truck driver, the trucker deserves to be charged with more than just DUI. Your family deserves to achieve justice through a wrongful death claim.
While nothing can bring a child, spouse, or parent back, we can help ease the financial burden caused by your family member’s passing. For example, you can recover compensation for all wages the deceased would have earned if he or she had worked until retirement.
Collecting Compensation for Damages or Losses
It’s never a good idea to attempt negotiating a settlement on your own. The insurance company will try to settle for as little as possible because that’s how they make money. We know a lowball offer when we see one and will get you full compensation for your claim.
Additionally, we can take your case to court if the insurer refuses to make a serious settlement offer. You deserve full compensation for your financial losses and the damage done to your quality of life, and we won’t be satisfied with anything less. If that means taking your case in front of a judge and jury, we won’t shy away from it.
In the case of drunk driving, a jury might also award you punitive damages to punish the driver for such reckless behavior. This is done to send a message for grossly negligent conduct.