San Diego Inadequate Truck Driver Training Attorneys
Driving an 18-wheeler or semi-truck is much more involved than driving a normal passenger vehicle. Eighteen-wheelers are much larger and heavier than normal vehicles, making them difficult to handle. Because of this, drivers need a significant amount of training so they can learn about no-zones, braking or stopping distance, and how to handle a vehicle with a large trailer. Unfortunately, some truck driving companies fail to properly train new drivers.
Inexperienced and undertrained drivers are a major threat to a motorist’s safety. These drivers can make costly mistakes, putting themselves and other individuals at risk of a significant injury. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by an inadequately trained driver, contact the San Diego inadequate training attorney of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 and take the first step toward recovering financial compensation.
Why Training is Important
Drivers of these large vehicles need the proper amount of training before going on the road. Training ensures that these drivers:
- Can handle the truck’s transmission
- Can drive the truck safely in many different weather conditions
- Can handle a heavy trailer loaded with cargo
- Understands the basic mechanics of the truck
- Can make safe turns
When drivers cannot safely operate a truck because they have not been properly trained, they should not be permitted onto the roadway behind the wheel of a commercial truck. Trucking companies should be held accountable for the failure to adequately train their drivers, and we can help you to see that this is done.
Many trucking companies fail to supply proper training in order to get drivers on the road so they can save money. Unfortunately, the consequences can be devastating. For more information about your legal options as a victim of this negligence, contact the San Diego inadequate truck driver training lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today.