Operating a big rig takes special skills, training and licensure. You cannot drive a commercial truck with a standard driver’s license. The drivers who operate large commercial trucks have, in theory, completed rigorous training programs. Yet not all trucking companies obey the law when it comes to hiring and training drivers. Many try to save time and money by rushing new drivers onto the road without proper training. This can lead to serious truck accidents.
After a harmful truck accident in San Antonio, waste no time in contacting an attorney. The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. can investigate your accident for signs of negligence, including inadequate truck driver training. If we believe your case involves negligence, we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your damages. Call us today at (210) 435-7968
for a free initial consultation.
What Is Unique About The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C.?
- Our lead lawyer, Aaron Herbert, has one main mission: to protect personal injury clients who have injuries from negligence or wrongful conduct. He goes the extra mile to protect his clients from negligent trucking corporations.
- Our attorneys work closely with their clients, one-on-one, to address their goals. You will never be in the dark about where you stand or the status of your case. Communication is one of our law firm’s building blocks.
- Our attorney’s fees are straightforward and reasonable. We handle truck accident cases in San Antonio on a contingency fee basis. This means you will only pay for our services if we secure you financial compensation.
Federal Truck Driver Training Requirements
In the trucking industry, an agency called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is in charge of regulating safety. The FMCSA has training curriculum and instructions for truck drivers in the US. All trucking companies must meet the standards of the federal training rule
before allowing new drivers to transport cargo.
- Truck drivers must carry valid commercial driver’s licenses.
- Drivers must submit to random and scheduled drug tests.
- Truck companies must provide approved driver-training programs.
- Drivers must pass knowledge and skills tests.
- Companies cannot allow drivers who do not meet the requirements to operate trucks.
These are only some examples taken from a long list of truck driver training requirements under the FMCSA. There are many detailed rules for driver training due to how much is at stake. If a trucking company allows an inexperienced, untrained or incompetent person to drive, the driver could cause a catastrophic truck accident.
How to Prove Inadequate Truck Driver Training
It often takes assistance from an attorney to prove a form of company negligence such as inadequate driver training during a truck accident case in Texas. On your own, you may lack the resources and connections to obtain the type of information a judge and jury will need to see to rule in your favor.
With a lawyer’s help, however, you can seek evidence proving a lack of appropriate driver training. This could include the truck’s black box, a driver’s electronic logging device, employment records, training documents, eyewitness statements and expert testimony. A lawyer can help you gather and present evidence of inadequate truck driver training in connection with your accident in San Antonio.
Contact an Attorney in San Antonio Today
Inadequate truck driver training can be deadly. An inexperienced or untrained person behind the wheel of a big rig can cause catastrophic injuries and deaths in major truck accidents. If you are the victim of inadequate truck driver training, use our lawyers to help you prove your case. With our help, you may be able to recover damages such as health care bills, vehicle repairs/replacement, lost earnings, pain, emotional suffering and legal fees. Let us review your specific case in more detail during a free consultation in San Antonio, Texas today. Contact us online
or call (210) 435-7968
to reach us directly.