Impaired Truck Drivers
Impaired Truck Drivers Should Pay The Freight For Their Bad Judgment - Find Out How A Columbus Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
You can blame drunk driving for a Columbus truck accident. You can blame fatigue. You can blame speeding. You can blame distracted driving. All have one thing in common - truck drivers who must be held accountable for their poor judgment. Despite their vast experience, truckers really are no different than most other drivers. They are involved in cell phone/texting accidents and drunk driving accidents - in short, they make mistakes. When they make them, though, they often are behind the wheel of a fully loaded, 80,000-pound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. In fact, their years of driving experience can give them a false sense of security that they can handle emergency situations - making a high-risk maneuver in traffic, for example - that are beyond the capabilities of the average motorist.
Also possibly acting irresponsible and open to liability as a third party in many truck accidents is the trucking company. In the interest of meeting deadlines, they sometimes arrange driver schedules that do not allow for adequate rest periods. To battle fatigue, truckers will take over-the-counter medications that may have a negative impact on their judgment in crucial situations. Trucking company negligence also can be extended to companies that purposely utilize overloaded trucks to save a few dollars on fuel expenses, as well as companies that fail to discipline drivers for safety violations.
Fight Trucker Negligence With Experienced Columbus Lawyer Scott Elliot Smith
An aggressive Columbus personal injury truck accident lawyer such as Scott Elliot Smith, who has more than thirty years of experience in handling truck accident cases, can show that an irresponsible truck driver was responsible for the injuries suffered by you and your loved ones.
Scott Elliot Smith conducts a thorough investigation of your accident to find out what really happened. He knows where to look for evidence of driver impairment - by carefully reviewing police reports and medical records, identifying and interviewing witnesses and even consulting experts as needed. He is fully focused on building the strongest case possible.
He knows how to obtain a favorable settlement and he's not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary. Call him today for a free consultation at 614-846-1700 or contact us online. Scott Elliot Smith will review the details of your accident and explain your legal options so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed. He will also answer any questions that you have.
Scott Elliot Smith works on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay him a penny in fees until he wins a financial settlement on your behalf. We realize your case is about more than just money. It's about justice. It's about making sure you get the attention you rightfully deserve. It's about helping you get back to the place you were prior to the injury.