Every single day, reckless drivers show no regard for the safety of others by getting behind the wheel when they are intoxicated. Some people may exhibit this behavior while carrying out their job duties, such as those who struggle with an alcohol addiction. Moreover, a responsible driver may be struck by someone else who is under the influence while they are trying to drive for work-related purposes. Workplace accidents happen for many reasons, but those which involve an intoxicated driver can be especially devastating.
Someone who is involved in a job-related drunk driving crash may have many different issues to work through. They could be injured, which can result in many different challenges (pain, hospital bills and even the inability to keep working). Some pass away, and even those who are able to walk away from the crash unharmed may have mental trauma and face other challenges related to their job.
If you were hit by another driver who was under the influence of alcohol while you were trying to perform your job, it is important to have a good understanding of some of the options that may be available to you. Workers’ compensation could help you get back on your feet, but you may need to take further action to hold a drunk driver accountable for the suffering they have introduced into your life. Sadly, more and more people will continue to be involved in work-related traffic crashes as a result of the negligence of other people on the road.