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Lack of Driver Training

Experienced truck drivers are a big advantage on the road. Properly trained, experienced drivers can handle heavy traffic, bad weather, hazardous cargo, and the many additional dangers of the road. Unfortunately, not all companies work to make sure their truck drivers have taken the right classes. If you’re injured because a truck driver made a preventable error, you might have a claim against the truck driver and the company that hired him or her.

To find out more, contact Flaxman Law Group. We’re a family-based law firm with more than 60 years of combined experience in the South Florida area and offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami. If you’re injured, we’re happy to meet with you in a free consultation to discuss possible next steps.

How Lack of Driver Training Affects Hollywood Traffic Safety

The good news is that there are more options for driver training than ever before. Drivers can learn in virtual classes, from any location. They can access learning materials from anywhere, so they can continue to learn. Truck drivers also have access to simulators, which allow them to practice driving in different weather and road conditions. Simulators can even help drivers practice what to do in the event of a near-accident.

Despite laws that require truck drivers to get extensive training and despite these innovations, which should allow drivers to get more (and better) education than ever before, lack of driver training continues to be a major problem—and a key reason behind trucking accidents in Homestead, Hollywood, Miami, and other Florida communities.

There are a few reasons why this is happening. There is currently a shortage of truck drivers and companies are sometimes willing to accept drivers with less experience and less education, just to fill open positions. In addition, some drivers and companies seek to reduce costs by reducing the amount of training drivers complete.

No matter why it happens, lack of driver training is a serious problem. Drivers without adequate training may not know the rules of the road or major federal laws they need to follow. They may not know how to properly secure cargo or how to keep hazardous cargo safe. They may also be more likely to make mistakes that more trained professionals would know to avoid. These issues can easily lead to a serious accident and injuries.

What To Do

If you’re even in a truck accident in Hollywood, Miami, or any Florida community, it may not be immediately obvious whether the driver had enough experience and training for the job. That is something that may become apparent during an investigation into the cause of the accident. And it’s why many people who are injured in a truck accident choose to work with a Florida trucking accident claims lawyer.

At Flaxman Law Group, for example, our attorneys have access to a network of professionals, including investigators and accident reconstruction experts, so you can get answers about your collision. It all starts with an initial, free consultation with our team. You get to ask questions and we explore whether you may have a claim. When you work with us, we work diligently to uncover all the causes of your crash and we seek any avenue of compensation that may be open to you, whether that means subpoenaing a driver’s training records or taking your case before a judge. Schedule your free consultation today and let’s discuss your collision and your injuries.

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