What if the 18-wheeler or semi-truck driver who was involved in the accident was drunk?

We’ve got a situation with a semi-truck driver, and 18-wheeler, and we think that that truck driver was either drunk … or what we see more often in trucking accidents, the person’s on pharmaceuticals, prescribed or unprescribed. Most of the time when they’re on pharmaceuticals, it’s amphetamines so that they can stay up for days and days at a time because they get paid by the hour. If that’s the case, that company could be exposed to punitive damages. That means punishment if they knew that their driver was using alcohol on the road or using amphetamines on the road. If they knew it and they still let that person be on the road, then there’s a very good chance that they’re going to have to answer for punitive damages.

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