Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in California, yet drivers continue to put others at risk by engaging in this unlawful and risky behavior. Every day, 28 people across the country die in alcohol-related vehicle crashes and the damages caused by impaired driving costs the US economy about $52 billion per year.
Without question, driving under the influence is dangerous for all drivers regardless of the type of automobile they’re driving, but it is especially dangerous for truck drivers. The size and mass of commercial trucks makes them especially dangerous, as the average truck weighs 20-30 times as much as the average passenger vehicle. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by drunk trunk driver, that driver should be held liable.