Yesterday we talked about being involved in an accident, in Kansas, with a commercial vehicle. Today we would like to discuss one of the largest contributing factors, to these accidents - illegal substances.
In addition to the expectation that commercial vehicle drivers are obeying traffic laws, they are also required to abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Naturally both demand uninhibited driving. Nonetheless, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol happens regularly and, causes accidents.
One survey found that 30% of commercial vehicle operators admit to using amphetamines while driving. Nearly 13% of truck drivers tested positive for alcohol while operating a vehicle. 20% of drivers used marijuana and 3% used cocaine while on the roadways with you and your family. Any one of these substances impacts the driver's decision making, senses and other motor skills. Ultimately resulting in serious accidents.
Your claim, against the driver and/or the employer, will be complex. You may have brain damage, spinal cord injuries, amputations, lacerations, and more. Even worse, many are killed in these accidents. You must seek medical attention and get an experienced Kansas commercial vehicle accident attorney, right away. Attorney T. Morton has the experience necessary to get you what you deserve. Call today 913-602-7288 or complete this FORM for your free consultation.
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