Drunk Driving, DUI and Truck Crashes in Colorado
A semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When operated negligently or recklessly, it can pose a serious danger to other vehicles on the road. To help make trucking safer, state and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations limit the actions drivers can take.
Regulations strictly prohibit drivers from operating trucks while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, requiring that drivers’ blood alcohol content (BAC) be far below the .08 limit imposed by DUI laws that apply to other drivers on the road.
Unfortunately, all too many drivers operate vehicles while intoxicated. When they do, the lawyers at Coppola & Melonakis hold them accountable for the harm they cause. Our Denver law firm represents truck accident injury victims throughout Colorado by filing successful personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.
We have the knowledge, resources and experience necessary to represent people injured by drivers involved with many different kinds of drugs, including marijuana, speed/amphetamines and alcohol.
We also represent people who were injured when a driver fell asleep behind the wheel. In fact, studies suggest that fatigued drivers are often just as dangerous behind the wheel as drunk drivers.
Seeking Fair Compensation Under the Law
The law allows for compensation of personal injury victims and the surviving families of people killed in truck accidents. At Coppola & Melonakis, we help our clients seek compensation for medical bills, missed work, the costs of future medical care, pain and suffering or the loss of a loved one. In some cases — like when a truck drivers was intoxicated — we ask for punitive damages.
We tailor our legal strategies to individual cases and goals. Choosing cases selectively, we work directly with our clients until matters are resolved favorably. By limiting the cases we take and by preparing each case for trial, we are able to provide personal attention in truck accident cases.
Our clients work directly with the experienced lawyers they hired throughout the entire process. We return phone calls as quickly as possible and answer your questions — keeping you informed about your case at every step of the way.
If You Suspect That a Truck Driver Was Drunk at the Time of the Accident, Call Us
If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is critical to talk with an attorney as soon as possible — especially if you have reason to believe that the truck driver was drunk or under the influence of drugs. Contact a truck accident attorney at Coppola & Melonakis today.