Inadequate Truck Driver Training
Truck Accident Lawyers in Savannah
Trucking companies are responsible for hiring qualified truck drivers and/or ensuring their drivers receive proper training. Without such training, truck drivers could ultimately make serious mistakes on the road, leading to devastating crashes, catastrophic injuries, and deaths.
If you were involved in a truck accident, our Savannah truck accident lawyers know how to investigate the collision to determine if improper or insufficient truck driver training led to the crash. If so, we can immediately begin building a case to hold the liable person or party responsible. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we have extensive experience in complex truck accident claims and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Our legal team stands ready to fight for you.
Contact us online or call our office at (912) 809-5335 for a free, confidential consultation.
How Inadequate Training Leads to Truck Accidents
Driving a large semi-truck or big-rig is not the same as driving other, smaller vehicles. Truck drivers require a certain level of training, experience, and skill in order to safely operate these vehicles on our nation’s highways and on smaller city roads. However, when trucking companies spend time training their drivers, it costs them money. A trainee is not able to complete deliveries, meaning they are not earning money for their employer, and trainee courses often come with fairly high fees. These and other factors can cause trucking companies to rush their drivers through training or even conduct as little training as possible in order to cut costs and boost profits.
However, according to studies conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other organizations, inadequate truck driver training leads to thousands of accidents and countless injuries every year.
When a truck driver does not receive proper training, it can lead to:
- General driving errors
- Miscalculation of stopping distance
- Unsafe turns
- Inability to handle unideal weather conditions
- Poor reaction to road hazards
- Traffic violations
All of these and other poor driving behaviors can cause devastating rear-end collisions, jackknife accidents, and other truck crashes.
Who Is Liable?
While a truck driver may have acted negligently or made a mistake that led to the crash, if they did not receive adequate and/or proper training, their employer or the party responsible for conducting this training could be held liable. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we understand how to investigate truck accident claims in order to determine who is truly at fault for the accident. From there, we are able to build solid cases that cover all of our clients’ damages—past, present, and future.
If you were injured or if your loved one was tragically killed in a truck accident, turn to the legal team at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys for the personalized guidance and aggressive advocacy you need. Our Savannah truck accident lawyers are prepared to fight for you and your recovery every step of the way.
Call us at (912) 809-5335 to request a no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.
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