A trucking company depends on the safe operation of their vehicles by responsible drivers. A truck driver who does not know how to safely drive their vehicle can pose a serious threat to everyone else on the road. If a driver does not have the appropriate training at the time of hiring, it is the responsibility of the trucking company to adequately train their employees for a variety of situations on the road as well as basic vehicle operation.
To learn more about your legal options if you have been injured because of a truck driver’s lack of knowledge and skill, contact the St. Louis trucking company failure to train attorneys of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300.
The Consequences of a Failure to Train
Drivers of 18-wheelers operate some of the largest vehicles on the road. Because of the size and weight of these vehicles, collisions can prove extremely destructive. These vehicles can easily destroy a passenger vehicle and can cause severe injuries to motorcyclists, even in low-speed collisions.
A truck driver needs to have adequate training to handle their vehicle as well as a working understanding of the basic safety features on-board. A failure of this understanding can result in the following problems:
- Lack of knowledge regarding how to operate the truck
- Failing to check blind spots regularly
- Lack of awareness about clearance limitations or other regulations pertaining to the operation of trucks on the road
- Not knowing the basic protocol if a mechanical problem occurs
If a truck driver does not know how to safely operate their vehicle, they can cause a collision with another vehicle. This can leave the affected motorist with significant injuries that may require immediate medical attention.
If you have been injured in an accident that could have been prevented if a trucking company had adequately trained its drivers, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills, car repairs, and other damages. Contact the St. Louis trucking company failure to train lawyers of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to learn more.