FREE CONSULTATION FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
When a truck driver who does not the appropriate training and licensing gets behind one of these commercial trucks, serious injury and even death can result from accidents. The truck accident attorneys at Madalon Law are fully aware of the need to have all truck drivers trained and licensed properly. If you believe this could have played a factor in your accident, then contact us for your free consultation.
TRUCKS ARE NOT EASY TO DRIVE; THAT IS WHY SPECIFIC TRAINING AND LICENSING IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO HANDLE THEM
Handling big trucks, semi-trucks, or 18-wheelers can be a difficult task. Florida truck drivers must be certified in order to drive the rigs that they do on the roads shared by all motorists. To become certified, a truck driver must be adequately trained and pass specific licensing tests for commercial trucks.
Federal guidelines in place and are used as minimum standards for states to adopt laws for what is required in order to driver larger trucks. Specifically, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the agency whose task it is to come up with these national regulatory standards. Any company who employees drivers of large trucks is required to make sure that those drivers have completed all necessary training to operate their vehicles.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF TRUCK DRIVERS
Companies who use and employee truck drivers for their business purposes have a responsibility to take on those drivers both competent and qualified to handle such large trucks. In order to satisfy that responsibility, employers must be sure that their drivers:
- Are physically able to handle the large trucks;
- Have passed their licensing exam for driving the large trucks;
- Completed a thorough background check and training
If any one of these basic requirements is avoided or blatantly disregarded, serious truck accidents can certainly occur.
If a truck driver cannot physically handle a large truck, problems may occur during their operation of the truck. Medical history can help to show whether a driver is physically qualified to drive a large truck. Certain medical problems, such as seizures, can cause a driver to lose control and create significant injuries to other drivers.
Just like any other driver on the road, the need to be licensed is crucial. The big difference in driving trucks is the massive size of the vehicle. If a truck driver is unaware of how to handle the rig in a particular scenario, they can make decisions which have proven to be life-threatening.
Proper background checks and training are also basic requirements of trucking companies when hiring a driver. If a driver has a bad history of driving trucks in another state or area, an employer should be cautious when thinking of hiring them for their business. Generally, a truck driver with a bad history on the road will continue to have additional problems which can seriously injure other motorists.
TRUCK ACCIDENTS INVOLVING UNTRAINED OR UNLICENSED DRIVERS REQUIRE EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a truck driver who was improperly trained, or did not have the required license needed to handle the truck they were driving, it is important that you seek legal advice.
The experienced legal team at Madalon Law knows how to approach every type of personal injury claim and they are never intimidated by large trucking companies. We handle truck accident cases throughout the state of Florida and will come to you if you are not in the Fort Lauderdale area.