Are Truck Drivers Drug Tested After an Accident?

Truck drivers should be drug tested after an accident. In this video, attorney Caleb Walker explains how this is part of his investigation into the causes of a truck wreck. Watch this video to find out more about how his law firm works to uncover fault and to protect victims’ rights after a truck accident.

Video Transcription:

One of the regulations that both the federal and Georgia state agencies enforce is when a driver is involved in a wreck. Not every wreck, but a wreck, for instance, with a fatality, serious injury or disabling damage to a vehicle. The drivers are required within a certain period after the wreck to be tested for alcohol, and also for drugs. And his employer is required to keep a record of those tests, and oftentimes, the companies themselves will have their own policies that may be even a little more strict than the federal and state regulations. So that’s another thing that we look at. A problem we do run into frequently is either the driver has not been tested within the period of time that’s required, or the test results have not been kept as they’ve been required to do. Which really defeats the purpose of that safety rule, because if you can’t ensure that the results are available to show whether or not the driver was under the influence, there’s no way to know for sure if that was a contributing factor in the accident. For more information, go to our website at McarthurLawFirm.com or call us directly at 1-888-WE-FIGHT.