Hollywood Lack of Training
Truck drivers are expected to undergo rigorous testing, training, and screening before they are allowed to drive on Hollywood roads. This is because truck drivers have one of the most dangerous jobs out there and because they are operating a piece of heavy machinery that could cause serious damage as well as catastrophic accidents.
Unfortunately, not all truck drivers get the standard of training that they need, and in some cases this lack of proper training can lead to a car or truck accident in Hollywood or another community. If you've been injured in a truck accident, contact Flaxman Law Group to get more information about your situation. You may have a legal claim that can help you seek compensation and there may be multiple liable parties that you can pursue in your search for justice and fair compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other costs.Why Are Undertrained Drivers Allowed on Florida Roads?
There are many reasons why undertrained truck drivers are permitted on the road:
- The truck industry may be able to pay under-trained drivers less, saving them money and providing a financial incentive to hire less trained drivers
- There is a shortage of trained drivers in the industry, and motor carriers who need drivers may have a less experienced pool of candidates to choose from
- Some truck carriers are negligent in selecting truck drivers with correct experience and training
- Some truck carriers are negligent in screening applicants and in ensuring that truck drivers have the adequate training that they need
- Drivers from outside of Florida may not have the training standards expected in the state
Commercial truck drivers should get classroom training, in vehicle training, as well as on the road experience before being permitted to drive large commercial trucks, especially those caring hazardous materials. Quality courses and educational programs for commercial truck drivers often include driving simulators that allow truck drivers to learn how to deal with many dangerous situations.What Should You Do if you Have Been Injured in a Truck Accident Caused by an Untrained Driver?
If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe that your collision was caused by under training or other similar issues, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community.
Are you looking for a personal injury attorney in your South Florida community? Call Flaxman Law Group. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years combined trial and legal experience and our full-service law firm has access to accident reconstruction experts, expert witnesses, medical professionals, and other experts who can build a strong case on your behalf. Flaxman Law Group attorneys are happy to take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not have to worry about legal costs until and unless the law group recovers money in a settlement or court win for you. Flaxman Law Group also offers a free, no obligation consultation, even if you're not sure whether you have a case so there is actually no risk in calling and getting some legal answers before you make any choices about your situation.