Trucking Accidents

Truck Accident Attorney

With southeastern Pennsylvania being such a transient area and having several other states bordering it there is a lot of traffic on its roads, highways and interstates. Since I-95 and I-76 run through the Philadelphia area many out of state tractor trailers go through the Philadelphia area on a daily basis. It is not out of the realm of possibility that some of the truck drivers can be under intense pressure to meet deadlines and have their cargo arrive on time to its destination. To meet these deadlines and deal with this pressure some drivers may sometimes rely on drugs and or alcohol to help them meet their agendas. Operating a car while drunk is illegal and extremely dangerous. It is exponentially more dangerous and deadly if an 18 wheeler or commercial vehicle is being operated while the driver is intoxicated, buzzed or drunk compared to a car being driven by a drunk driver.

Contact a Pennsylvania Truck Accident Lawyer

If you, a loved one or family member has been hurt, injured or killed in a trucking accident while the driver was intoxicated call a Truck Accident Attorney at The Law Office of Donze & Donze at 610-444-8018. Or, email the firm here. It is absolutely in your best interest to work with a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced Delaware County Pennsylvania Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer. Mr. Donze and his staff have many years experience handling truck accident claims, determining who is liable and dealing with insurance companies. Let Mr. Donze work for you and get you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to for your injuries sustained in the truck accident. Mr. Donze handles trucking accident cases on a contingency fee basis which means he charges no fee unless he recovers for you. Call today to arrange a free consultation.

Types of Drugs Involved in Philadelphia Trucking Accidents

In a trucking accident where the driver was intoxicated there are a variety of different drugs they may have taken. Of course, they can be drunk due to alcohol consumption. They can also be intoxicated due to having taken prescription pills such as painkillers, opiates or anti-anxiety medications. Often times they buy these narcotics via the black market and do not have a legal prescription for them. If they do have a prescription for them it is important to determine if the drug was taken at or above the prescribed dosage. The use of street drugs among truck drivers is also common today. Typical street drugs involved in a tractor trailer or commercial vehicle accident are marijuana, speed, amphetamines, cocaine and crack cocaine. Speed, methamphetamines and even over the counter stimulants are also commonly involved in trucking accidents due to the driver trying to arrive at his or her destination in the allotted amount of time.