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Our personal injury attorneys may be able to assist you in recovering compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, or wrongful death.

Failure to Train

The correct licensing, certifications, and training is required for all current and potential truck drivers. Before any driver can begin filling the trucks, transporting, and delivering products, they must accomplish these basic requirements.

Having the ability to transport certain types of volatile and hazardous materials in your truck also requires special qualifications. Substances that are flammable or combustible, corrosive material, and explosives have all proven fatal in the event of a collision. Trucking companies that fail to train their employees properly place other drivers, motorists, and themselves at risk on the roads.

Unqualified Truck Drivers

Semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles operate differently than that of regular automobiles. Qualities of a semi-truck like its length, weight, and overall size demand specific motions and actions by the driver in order to handle this kind of truck. The overall operation, including the breaking sensitivity of a diesel rig, is an acquired feel for any driver going from a regular car to this kind of truck.

Here are some consequences of inadequate training of truck drivers:

  • Failure to Respond to Weather Situations
  • Failure to Shift Gears Properly
  • Failure to Secure the Trailer Properly
  • Improper Loading of Cargo
  • Failure to Turn Safely
  • Failure to Brake from a Safe Distance
  • Failure to Recognize No-Zones
  • Failure to Account for Low Visibility

For anyone that has been or knows anyone that has become injured or has died from improper truck driving, the Bison Law Firm is here to help. Call us for a free consultation to get you on the path to compensation.