Trucking companies have a duty to ensure that their drivers are properly trained. To safely operate a commercial vehicle, drivers need special skills and significant experience. If an untrained driver gets behind the wheel of a large, heavy-duty truck, serious accidents can occur. Victims of accidents caused by inadequate driver training in Fresno may be eligible for financial compensation. In these situations, the attorneys at Freedman Law can help. For decades, our attorneys have fought to hold trucking companies accountable, and we will fight tenaciously for your right to recovery.
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Why is Driver Training so Important?
Commercial trucks are often very large, heavy-duty vehicles. Big rigs can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and even smaller delivery vehicles are typically larger than the average car. As a result, commercial vehicle drivers require adequate training to safely operate these vehicles.
Trucking companies have a legal responsibility to hire licensed drivers who are competent and qualified. Every commercial vehicle operator must uphold this duty, but unfortunately, not all of them do. Poorly trained drivers lack necessary experience and knowledge, and as a result, they could easily cause an accident.
Driving too fast for the weather or road conditions
Driving more hours than allowed, leading to drowsy driving
Turning or changing lanes too quickly
Your Legal Options After an Accident With an Untrained Driver
Truck accidents can be very catastrophic and result in significant damage, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you are injured in an accident with an untrained driver, you have the right to file a claim and recover compensation for the losses that you experienced.
You could file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver in civil court, as well as his or her employer. In many cases, you could also file an insurance claim against the trucking company’s policy. To secure compensation in your claim, however, you will need to prove that the company is at fault for the collision.
In cases of poor driver training, liability is clear. Trucking companies have a duty to ensure that their drivers have adequate training. If a company fails to uphold this responsibility and employs an inexperienced driver, it would be liable for any collisions that happen.
If you are unsure whether you qualify for a claim, speak to a lawyer at Freedman Law as soon as possible. Our Fresno inadequate driver training attorneys can conduct a full investigation into your accident and help you prove your right to compensation.
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If you believe that inadequate training is responsible for your car accident, Freedman Law can help. Our attorneys can help you hold the driver and his or her employer accountable for your damages, helping secure the settlement that you deserve. Contact us online or give our law firm a call at 559-447-9000 to schedule your consultation and identify your optimal path to recovery.