Alcohol & Drug Use
Truck drivers are held to a challenging schedule, often getting paid a bonus if a shipment is delivered early. With this pressure, several drivers turn to drugs or alcohol as methods of staying either relaxed or focused on long trips. Unfortunately, these substances can greatly diminish reaction times and the overall quality of decisions. Contact our firm after an accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in a collision with a truck or commercial vehicle, the Aurora personal injury lawyers at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo can guide you through the legal process. Our attorneys have more than 70 combined years of experience handling a broad array of cases for our injured clients. By working with industry experts, medical professionals and accident reconstructionists, we will create a clear picture of your accident and resulting injuries to use in negotiations with the trucking company’s insurance carrier. Our goal is to recover the full and fair compensation possible in your specific situation. Trust our firm to diligently fight on your behalf through all stages of litigation.
Trusted Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
It is important to remember that trucking companies will have their own insurance adjusters at the site of an accident within minutes. They will aggressively protect themselves, their reputation and their drivers. You need the same level of protection. You need an attorney who is dedicated to protecting your best interests throughout the legal process.
It is no surprise that drugs or alcohol can alter perceptions, slow reaction times or cause a distorted picture of reality. Many truck drivers rely on mood-altering drugs or amphetamines to get them through a grueling schedule. Unfortunately, the out-of-control vehicles can leave devastating injuries or death in their wake. Do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable lawyer to learn more about your options for compensation.
Contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo in Illinois
For a free consultation and case evaluation following an accident that can be traced back to alcohol and drug use, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.