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McKinney Intoxicated Driver Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents involving intoxication are much more prevalent than people realize. Even though there is mandatory drug testing after serious trucking accidents, intoxicated driving is still a big problem in the industry. Methamphetamine use is common among truck drivers because it keeps people awake, and many of these drivers are encouraged to drive very long hours, some well in excess of what is allowed. When tractor-trailers are involved in accidents, the effects are often catastrophic for the rest of the driving public.

If you were hurt in an accident caused by an intoxicated truck driver, you should seek the services of a McKinney lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and an experienced attorney could help you pursue it. Call today for a consultation.

Trends in McKinney Truck Accidents

The most frequently-seen substances involved in truck accidents include cocaine, methamphetamines, and other stimulants. Depressants like alcohol and marijuana are also common. Interestingly, there is also an increase in the use of hydrocodone and opioids. Many truck drivers are addicted to opioids and do not believe it is a big deal to drive when they do not feel “high.” The reality is it still slows their reaction time.

These substances all have one thing in common: They all impair the user’s ability to think quickly and rationally. A big rig driver has split seconds to make life and death decisions. The reality is when a driver is impaired, he is more likely to be in these wrecks than a driver who is not impaired.

Truck Drivers with Prior DUI Convictions

A DUI should be a death knell to future employment for a truck driver. Unfortunately, while impaired driving should prevent the driver from getting future employment, sometimes the employers do not do the background check that the law requires them to do. As a result, there are situations in which these drivers are hired in which they would not be eligible to be hired if the employer had done the proper background checks.

With those sorts of wrecks, it pays to do the research to determine, “Should this person have been fired?” or, “Should they have been eligible for hire?” That can lead to a direct action against the trucking company, not for the employee’s negligence but for their own negligence in hiring the person to begin with. Those are going to be very good cases.

Speak with a Knowledgeable McKinney Attorney

Due to their immense size and weight, tractor trailers and other commercial trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on the road. When drivers act irresponsibly and drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the resulting accidents can be devastating.

If you were hurt in a McKinney truck accident involving an intoxicated driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Reach out to a compassionate truck accident attorney to discuss your case. A lawyer could fight for justice on your behalf while you focus on healing.

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Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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