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Attorney For Accidents Involving Drunk Truck Drivers in Houston
Impaired Truck Driver Accident Lawyer, call us today at 713-829-4317. According to the National Highway and Safety administration, alcohol involved crashes accounted for $59 billion in the total amount of economic costs for the year 2010. This averages to 21% to having a significant cost for our society each year. Furthermore, the total number crashes where alcohol caused the crash totaled 11,226 fatalities and 326,000 injuries. These are staggering numbers that put into perspective that alcohol involved crashes has in the United States. When one considers that a fully loaded 18-wheelers truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds or more its scary to think that a truck driver would get behind the wheeler after drinking.
Dangers of Drunk Truck Drivers In Texas
- Driving while ability impaired by alcohol
- Driver fatigue
- Improperly loading cargo
- Improper maintenance
Common Causes for Impaired Truck Accidents
- Prescription Drug Use- prescription drug use accounted for 26% of the fatal truck accidents and was one of the most common truck driver errors that caused a truck accident.
- Speeding- Truck drivers who were traveling at a speed faster than is safe accounted for 22% of the truck accidents in the study.
- Driver Fatigue- truck drivers driving while tired and under pressure to make deadlines accounted for 22% of truck accidents and is an extremely dangerous problem.
- Over The Counter Drugs- drugs, for example over the counter drugs, caused 17% of the fatal truck accidents on the roadways.
- Other Cause Includes- inattention of other drivers, illegal maneuvers, and following too closely to other vehicles.
Attorney Representing Injury Victims of Truck Driver DUI Accidents in Houston, Texas
Lawyer For Truck Accidents Involving Alcohol in Texas
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