Injured by a Drunk Trucker in North Carolina?
Professional truck and commercial vehicle drivers holding a commercial driver’s license (CDL) are held to a higher standard when it comes to alcohol consumption. Under provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, a truck driver may be considered DUI if he or she tests for a blood alcohol content of just .04, or half the normal .08 required for a typical driver in North Carolina. Simply put, a truck driver should never drink and drive. If he or she does, we at the Rhine Law Firm, P.C., are ready to sue him or her, so nobody else will be needlessly endangered by these criminals.
In many cases, a truck driver may not be initially charged with DUI at the scene of an accident. To determine whether alcohol or drug use was a contributing factor in the wreck, a thorough investigation of the driver’s log, truck company records and previous history of prior DUI may be required.
If you were injured in an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle in North Carolina and the truck driver violated FMCSA rules regarding intoxication behind the wheel, you need an experienced Wilmington truck accident attorney with knowledge of how to investigate truck accidents and recover the critical evidence that may turn the case in your favor.
Experience in Accidents Involving Intoxicated Truck Drivers
Attorney Joel Rhine has been representing clients injured in truck driver DUI accidents in North Carolina for more than 30 years. His experience in high-profile, complex truck accident litigation settlements and trials includes:
- Truck accidents involving use of alcohol or narcotics by the truck driver
- Wrecks caused by a truck driver who exceeded the legal number of hours behind the wheel
- Truck accidents caused by distracted truck drivers, texting or talking on cellphone or radio
- Injuries and wrongful death because of an unsafe trailer load or a load that exceeded the legal weight
- Many other violations of FMCSA regulations
- Speeding or reckless driving by a truck driver
- Truck driver failing to follow laws in a road construction zone
We also represent plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death accident litigation in cases involving public and private bus lines, delivery vans and other types of commercial vehicles throughout North Carolina.
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You owe it to yourself and your family to get straight answers to your questions about your truck accident. Call us at (910) 772-9960 or use our convenient email contact form to arrange a free case evaluation with Mr. Rhine. Office hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments also available. Our Wilmington truck accident attorneys charge no retainer or case fees. You pay only if you win money in a settlement or jury award.
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