Most Oklahoma residents know that a person who drives a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above is considered to be drunk and can be arrested. Fewer people know that the driver of a commercial vehicle can be arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) if he or she has a BAC of .04 or above.
Oklahoma's commercial drunk driving law is designed to increase the safety on highways and streets for all motorists. Nevertheless, truck drivers do get behind the wheel after drinking too much or after taking prescription medication or illegal drugs that impair their driving.
At Hawkins Law Firm in Tulsa, we advocate for individuals who have been injured or have a family member who was killed in an accident that was caused by a truck driver who was driving drunk or who was under the influence of prescription or illegal drugs.We Maximize The Amount Our Clients Recover
In truck accidents in which a driver is shown to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the driver's employer may also be liable for damages. Employers may have been aware of a driver's drinking problem or health problems that required medication. These are complex cases that require the knowledge and skills of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Attorney Phillip C. Hawkins has represented injured parties for nearly 20 years.
We will take the time to review every aspect of your car accident in order to determine every party that should be named in a personal injury lawsuit. We work closely with accident reconstruction specialists and other investigators who help us build the kind of strong cases that allow us to maximize the amount we recover for our clients.Contact Hawkins Law Firm
It is important to contact us as soon as possible following your accident. Insurance companies have been known to attempt to hide evidence that can produce larger recoveries or pressure injured parties to settle quickly for less than the full amount they deserve. For your protection, it's smart to speak with us before you talk with any insurance company representatives.
Call (918) 583-6007 or use our online contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment, as well as the steps we recommend to take next.