Driving under the influence is dangerous behavior under any circumstances.
Who is liable for DUI and drug use truck accidents in San Jose?
A truck driver who was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and then caused a collision can be held liable for resulting injuries. The trucking company who hired the driver may be held accountable under vicarious liability, in which an employer can be held responsible for damages caused by its employees in the performance of their duties. Negligence on the part of the trucking company may also be established if it hired a driver with previous DUI convictions or failed to perform a thorough background check.