Thousands of truck accidents occur every year. Many of these accidents occur because the driver lacks the proper amount of training. While this is not necessarily the driver’s fault, someone has to be to blame for causing the accident. More than likely, it is the trucking company, who failed to provide that training.
Inexperienced drivers are much more likely to get involved in accidents because they may not know how to react appropriately to a problem. That said, trucking companies can be held liable for failing to train their drivers.
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After they have received proper training and are made aware of the various guidelines, all truck drivers must also abide by the federal trucking regulations before taking to the road. Employers must conduct interviews to determine aptitude as well as fitness for handling the job.
The following is expected of truck drivers:
- Pass both written and driving exams
- Pass drug tests when interviewing for a new job or moving to another company
- Have an understanding of how trucks operate and how to perform quick checks on the road
- Maintain routine maintenance schedule of their trucks
- Keep a log of their hours, miles driven, and rest breaks taken
- Have knowledge of the laws, especially with regards to their particular truck
Because these commercial vehicles require an advanced set of skills and training, we hold these drivers to a higher standard. Truck drivers are expected to operate heavy machinery as part of their jobs. If the trucking company fails to give them the training they need, they should be held liable for any accidents caused. That is where our Cincinnati truck accident attorneys come in.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of another person's negligence, you deserve to be fully compensated for your losses. Whether you were hurt in a truck accident or auto accident, have suffered injuries as a result of a medical malpractice incident or were a victim of corporate negligence — the simple fact is that you should not be forced to pay the price for another person's careless or reckless actions.
The legal system gives you the right to seek justice for these wrongs — take advantage of your rights. The most effective step you can take to secure your right to fair compensation for your losses is to hire a Cincinnati personal injury attorney to advocate on your behalf and represent your case to the insurance company.
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