Compared to normal commercial vehicles, trucks and 18-wheelers are more complex and difficult to operate. They are significantly larger, heavier, and are difficult to see around. With these factors in mind, trucking companies are required to hire drivers who are qualified and prepared to fill these positions. Unfortunately, not all companies follow such responsible hiring practices and allow untrained or reckless drivers onto the road, which puts other innocent drivers at risk for severe accidents and injuries.
If you were injured in a trucking accident by an untrained driver, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from the trucking company. Our Rhinelander negligent hiring lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are experienced with cases involving trucking company negligence and can provide qualified legal advice at 800-242-2874.
Truck drivers are supposed to obtain their commercial drivers license (CDL) before they are allowed to drive, which should ensure that they are proficient in the skills necessary to operate a truck. A few of the skills that an untrained driver might lack, and which represent a driving hazard, are:
An unskilled truck driver has a high risk of causing an accident that would otherwise be preventable if the trucking company had used responsible hiring methods. When a trucking company has so recklessly failed in this duty and caused you an injury as a result, they should be held financially accountable.
Our Rhinelander negligent hiring lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are ready to protect your rights in the event you experience an accident with an untrained truck driver. Call our office today at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.