There are few decisions worse than getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Even small cars are incredibly powerful machines. However, when the operator of an 18-wheeler is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, the dangers are compounded. While the law punishes driving while intoxicated severely, these penalties may not be enough to compensate accident victims and their families.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a drunk truck driver, you are entitled to seek compensation for your losses. To discuss your case with an experienced Kankakee DWI truck accident lawyer, call the law office of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (815) 929-9292.
Consequences of Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is so dangerous that the legal penalties for this offense far exceed nearly any other non-violent, automobile-related offense. For a first offender who has been pulled over and proven intoxicated, the legal consequences of a DUI can include up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1000, and a minimum one year loss of full driving privileges.
However, when a trucker’s negligence leads to an accident, the legal consequences can reach well beyond this. Further offenses like reckless endangerment and manslaughter can dramatically increase the consequences and punishment. An intoxicated trucker whose actions lead to serious injuries or death could face years in jail.
But even then it may not be enough to compensate for the effects of drunk driving on the lives of the driver’s victims. Victims of drunk drivers are entitled to seek compensation for their medical bills, suffering, and other expenses resulting from the trucker’s dangerous decision. When victims of intoxicated truck drivers choose to seek such compensation, our Kankakee intoxicated driving truck accident attorneys work hard to help them at every step.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by an intoxicated trucker, simply watching the person responsible face legal consequences may not be enough to make up for the impact of his or her decision on your life. At the law office of Spiros Law, P.C., we believe in the rights of victims to find justice and return to normality after a disaster. To discuss your case with a compassionate and experienced Kankakee drunk driving truck accident attorney, contact the attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C. today by calling (815) 929-9292.