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Drug & Alcohol Accidents

Maryland DUI Truck Accident Attorneys

Drug & Alcohol Related Truck Accidents

If a truck driver chooses to place the health and safety of other motorists in danger by violating alcohol and drug regulations, then that driver may be held responsible for the losses and damages their negligence causes. At Alpert Schreyer Poe, LLC, our experienced Maryland big rig accident attorneys are dedicated to providing our clients with the support and legal representation they need to obtain the justice they deserve.

To discuss your potential personal injury claim with one of our truck accident lawyers in Maryland, call us today at (301) 812-4777 for a no-cost consultation.

Big Rig DUI Statistics

The immense size and weight of most semi-trucks makes them dangerous to others on the road. When alcohol intoxication or the influence of drugs is added to the inherent danger of such a large vehicle, the consequences can be devastating.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2006, 4,729 truck drivers were involved in fatal truck crashes as the result of alcohol impairment. In 2007, 4,551 alcohol-impaired truck operators were involved in fatal truck crashes. In 2008, two percent of large truck drivers involved in fatal accidents were alcohol-impaired with BAC levels of at least .08.

FMCSA Alcohol & Drug Regulations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates all commercial vehicle activity in the U.S. This includes driver licensing, truck size, weight restrictions, Hours of Service (HOS) requirements, and alcohol and drug testing procedures.

All truck operators that hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on public roadways are required to submit to drug and alcohol tests by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), including:

  • Pre-Employment
  • Random Testing
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Post-Accident
  • Return-to-Duty
  • Follow-Up Testing

If a big rig operator tests positive for alcohol or drugs, or refuses to submit to the tests, the FMCSA will immediately remove him or her from operating any CMV on public roads. Each state has its own consequences as well.

Helping Victims of Devastating Crashes

Our legal team at Alpert Schreyer Poe understands that no amount of money can erase the trauma and loss you may have experienced after a big rig accident. Holding the negligent parties liable may seem like an insurmountable challenge, but a dedicated lawyer will pursue your claim while you and your loved ones recover. We will help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve to mitigate the burden of costly medical care, rehabilitation, and even loss of consortium in the event of a wrongful death.

Our Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Recover
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • He remained dedicated and professional throughout my process.

    “Additionally, the lines of communication were always open – he was never ‘too’ busy to speak to.”

    - B.T.
  • I thank you for your professional assistance.

    “I was impressed with the excellent level of service rendered by Andrew D. Alpert, who assisted me in my legal matters.”

    - R.E.
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

    - K.K.
  • Thank you!

    “Thank you for your exceptional attention to detail, counsel and support.”

    - R.R.
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Our victories

Real Results, Real Recoveries
  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
  • $2,000,000 Collision with Commercial Vehicle
  • $1,200,000 September 11 Attack in Pentagon, Arlington Virginia
  • $1,100,000 Collision with Underinsured Driver
  • $1,100,000 Drowning Settlement
  • $1,100,000 Hydraulic Lift Failure
  • $1,000,000 Wrongful Death Insurance Coverage
  • $750,000 Prince George’s County Tractor Trailer Crash
  • $680,000 Jury Verdict for Slip and Fall in Calvert County
  • $645,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
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Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.