Oklahoma Trucking Company Failure to Train Lawyers
Truck drivers must be trained and certified before they can begin loading and delivering cargo, and they must obtain additional qualifications in order to carry particular kinds of cargo. Trucking companies often hire their drivers and agree to provide them with the necessary training. Unfortunately, when they fail to do so, either in an order to get drivers on the road quickly or to lessen their own expense, others are endangered.
If you have been injured in a crash that appears to have been a product of a trucking company’s negligence in the training of its drivers, a civil lawsuit may be in order. You may be able to obtain financial compensation for your medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other relevant damage. Contact the Oklahoma trucking company failure to train lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today to speak with a qualified attorney about your case.
Potential Dangers Associated with Unqualified Drivers
While on the surface, driving a commercial truck may appear to be no different than driving a car, truck, or SUV, but there are many significant distinctions between these tasks. The size, weight, and configuration are drastically different, as are braking and other mechanisms. Drivers have who have not been properly trained may be unprepared to contend with these issues. The following are some potential consequences of inadequate driver training:
- Lack of awareness regarding No-Zones and visibility concerns
- Inability to properly gauge turning radius and braking distance
- Improper loading of cargo
- Improper securing of a trailer
- Failure to switch gears safely
- Failure to recognize and respond to weather conditions which warrant the use of chains or strongly suggest stopping altogether
Trucking companies who seek to increase their profit by taking dangerous shortcuts should be held accountable for this negligence. Contact the Oklahoma trucking company failure to train lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today if you have been injured in a crash that was caused by an untrained or under-trained commercial truck driver.