Car accidents involving drunk drivers are among some of the most dangerous car accidents to be involved in, particularly because of the higher speeds and unpredictable behavior they tend to engage in. Furthermore, when a drunk driver is behind the wheel of a large truck or 18-wheeler, the risk of significant harm to others is further intensified. In most cases, these vehicles are significantly larger than those that they hit.
Although these accidents are avoidable and occur as a result of the driver’s gross negligence, they still occur on a regular basis. As such, those injured in car accidents involving a drunk driver may be eligible for financial compensation.
Signs of a Drunk Truck Driver
When behind the wheel, it is very important to pay attention to the actions of other drivers around you. Knowing the tell-tale signs of a drunk driver can help you avoid getting involved in an accident with these individuals. Drunk drivers often display the following set of behaviors:
- Swerving, or otherwise jerky movements
- Inability to stay within lane boundaries
- Failure to turn on headlights when conditions require them
- Inconsistent speeds
Car accidents involving large trucks or 18-wheelers often end in tragedy because of the damage such large vehicles can have upon smaller vehicles.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk truck driver, the Austin legal team at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. may be able to help with the financial recovery process. To get in touch with a member of our legal team, please call (512) 710-0931.