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Failure to Train

Proper training and certification is required of all truck drivers before they can begin loading and transporting goods. Additional qualifications are required to carry certain types of volatile or hazardous goods across the nation’s roads and highways. Failure of the trucking company to properly train their drivers creates dangerous situations for both the truck driver and other motorists on the road. The trucking company negligence attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one due to an unqualified truck driver.

Unqualified Truck Drivers

Driving a semi-truck or large commercial vehicle is different than operating a normal automobile. The size, weight, and overall length create a unique situation when manipulating the truck on the road. The braking system and overall operation of a diesel rig is much different than that of a normal vehicle. The following are consequences of inadequate driver training:

  • Failure to Respond to Weather Situations
  • Failure to Shift Gears Properly
  • Failure to Secure the Trailer Properly
  • Improper Loading of Cargo
  • Failure to Turn Safely
  • Failure to Brake from a Safe Distance
  • Failure to Recognize No-Zones
  • Failure to Account for Low Visibility

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a trucking company’s negligence the attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, property damage, lost income, or wrongful death. Let the personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you and your family.

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