Virginia Poor or Inadequate Driver Training Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been hurt in an accident that might have resulted from poor truck driver training, you may be entitled to compensation. Due to their size and weight, commercial trucks pose a heightened risk to others on the road. Along with that risk comes a legal duty to complete thorough training to handle these vehicles. If you suspect that inadequate driver training had a hand in your truck accident, know that you are not alone – you can and should seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
The truck accident attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have the knowledge and resources to help you pursue recovery during this challenging time. For nearly four decades, our skilled truck accident lawyers have recovered compensation for numerous clients across Virginia. We are ready to put our experience to work to secure maximum compensation for any damage you’ve incurred.
Even if you are unsure of what your next steps should be, we can help you to think through your options. We offer a free, confidential consultation to all prospective clients. To schedule yours, call (703) 538-1138 now.
Do I Need a Poor/Inadequate Driver Training Truck Accident Lawyer?
Poor or inadequate truck driver training endangers everyone on the road. In addition to their dangerous size, commercial trucks are extremely difficult to drive safely. This is why all truck drivers are required to undergo proper training before getting behind the wheel. It is also why, when drivers receive inadequate training, their employers should be held accountable.
If you think your truck accident may have been caused by poor driver training, it is important to contact an experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyer. Far too often, other drivers pay the price for truck drivers’ inadequate training because they do not have the experience or the resources to challenge powerful trucking companies. These companies often employ teams of attorneys to defend their own financial interests, and they will not bow easily to requests for compensation.
With a lawyer on your side, you will maximize your chances of recovering fair compensation. A lawyer will be able to investigate the accident, the trucking company’s training policy, and other critical sources to determine fault. Once sufficient evidence has been gathered, you and your lawyer will be ready to demand full compensation for the harm the trucking company has caused you.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
Since Barry Chasen founded our firm in 1986, CHASENBOSCOLO has dedicated itself to pursuing justice for accident victims around Virginia. We take an approach that is both compassionate towards our clients and aggressive in the pursuit of compensation – and we have impressive results to show for it. Over our 35 years of experience in personal injury law, we have recovered more than $750 million for our clients.
We also ensure that you won’t have to shoulder any financial burden in order to receive our services. In addition to a free initial consultation, we offer the No Fee Guarantee to all clients. In other words, if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us any legal fees whatsoever.
Types of Inadequate Driver Training Truck Accident Cases We Handle
Due to their weight, length, and general unwieldiness, trucks require extensive training and experience to handle properly. On the flip side, a lack of such training can have disastrous consequences. Poor or inadequate training of commercial truck drivers can take many dangerous forms, from bad braking to driving while drowsy.
If you think your accident may have been related to poor driver training, we are prepared to evaluate your case. Here are some common types of inadequate training truck accident cases that we handle for our clients:
Poor turning accidents: The ability to execute safe turns is one of the most important skills taught in truck-driver training. Trucks require a much wider turning radius than passenger vehicles. Furthermore, because they are so top-heavy, they must slow significantly before turning to avoid rollover accidents. If a truck driver misjudges a turn or takes it too fast, possibly as a result of poor training in this area, the truck could roll over and cause a terrible accident.
Bad braking accidents: Another critical lesson for truck drivers to learn is the importance of braking often and early. Since trucks are so much heavier than passenger vehicles, they require a much longer distance to slow down or come to a full stop. If a truck driver has not been adequately trained in safe braking practices, he or she might fail to hit the truck’s brakes in time to prevent an accident.
Improper cargo-loading accidents: Cargo-loading is another skill that truck drivers must learn thoroughly in order to promote roadway safety. When cargo is not properly secured, it can slide across the trailer bed, causing the truck to jackknife across the highway or even roll over. In some cases, these accidents can be traced back to inadequate driver training that did not prepare the driver to safely load cargo.
Drowsy driving accidents: A cardinal set of rules that all truck drivers must learn is the federal hours of service (HOS) regulations. These regulations limit the number of hours a driver can work without taking a break, and they exist to minimize drowsy and exhausted driving. If a driver has not been made fully aware of HOS regulations – or if, even worse, the driver has been encouraged to violate them for the sake of efficiency – he and/or his employer may be held financially responsible for accidents that result from these infractions.
Inclement weather accidents: While ice, snow, and other severe weather is never anyone’s fault, trucking companies do have a responsibility to prepare their drivers to face these conditions. If a driver has not completed adequate training to control the truck in inclement weather, the result might very well be a devastating accident – and the driver or trucking company should be held accountable.
If you have suffered injury or property damage in a truck accident, do not wait to seek help from a lawyer. There is a two-year time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Virginia, and it is important to give your lawyer as much time as possible to build your case for compensation. Given proper time and planning, you may recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
The truck accident attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO can walk you through your options to achieve recovery now. Call (703) 538-1138 to schedule your free consultation today.