What if the 18-wheeler or semi-truck driver who was involved in the accident was drunk?

If the driver of an 18-wheeler or semi-truck was driving under the influence, and caused an accident, then you would almost certainly be entitled to benefits to help pay for your injuries and lost wages. Driving under the influence is just one of many examples of driver negligence . A suit can be brought against a negligent driver on top of the benefits you are entitled to from their insurance provider. Also, driving under the influence often represents the basis for punitive damages which can increase your claim for monetary compensation following an accident.