Injured by an Unskilled Truck Driver?
Call Our Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
Every truck driver requires a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to
be legally allowed to operate a semi-truck or 18-wheeler in the U.S. The
tests a truck driver must pass in order to obtain a CDL are in no way
indicative of their skill level, however. Just how civilians must pass
a driving exam to get a license and yet there are still unskilled drivers
on the road, a truck driver who controls his vehicle poorly might still
be able to pass the necessary tests and be granted a CDL.
If you have been seriously injured in a
truck accident, you can take legal recourse against the unskilled driver who is at fault.
Contact a Houston truck accident attorney
from The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C. to learn your legal options and
start working on your case today!
Employers Must Take Responsibility for Training Truck Drivers
Ultimately, if a trucking company employs someone to be their commercial
driver, it is that employer’s responsibility to ensure that they
can safely operate the vehicle.
Federal trucking regulations require employers to hire and train qualified drivers. This can be achieved
by implementing thorough training programs and regularly evaluating employees.
If their negligence does lead to a truck accident injury, they may have
to provide financial compensation that covers the related expenses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Repair costs
- Rehabilitation treatments
- Lost wages
Useful Tips When Sharing the Road with a Commercial Driver
Even though an unskilled truck driver can be found completely liable for
any dangerous truck accidents they cause, avoiding an accident altogether
is always the best course of action. When you are on the road and near
a commercial truck, always keep these helpful hints in mind to increase
your chances of avoiding danger:
1.Never tailgate: Trucks have powerful brakes that can rapidly slow down their mass faster
than you might think. If you are directly behind one when it slams on
the brakes, you could crash.
2.Don’t linger in blind spots: Try to remember that tractor trailers have bigger and more numerous blind
spots than smaller vehicles, and don't stay in them for too long.
3.Careful when passing: If you are overtaking a commercial truck, be sure you enter its lane farther
ahead than usual so that the driver can actually see and acknowledge your car.
Houston Truck Accident Lawyers Fighting for the Unjustly Injured
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to a truck
driver with inadequate driving skills, we are here to support your claims
and fight on your behalf. With more than 30 years of combined legal and
trial experience, our compassionate team at The Cox Pradia Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
can sit down with you and discuss how we can handle your case from start
personal injury lawyers are absolutely dedicated to giving our clients the five-star treatment
they deserve, and it all begins with a
free consultation. To further make you are comfortable, we are proud to say that we work
for contingency fees only.
Dial 888.240.0843 to work with a professional in Houston today!