Failure to Train
Regrettably, truck accidents involving semi-trucks happen with great frequency, affecting innocent motorists on a daily basis. While the first inclination may be to blame an individual driver for such an accident, it is sometimes his or her trucking company that is actually partially or completely to blame. One way in which many trucking companies cause such accidents is by failing to properly train their employees. By not giving drivers the skills, tools, and knowledge necessary to safely operate these large vehicles, trucking companies negligently put both the drivers and others on the road in serious danger.
Important Aspects of Training
Training a person to drive an 18-wheeler is a complex process that involves many different safety aspects, allowing a driver to be equipped to handle a large vehicle on the road. Some aspects of training for drivers of large trucks typically include:
- Driving in inclement weather
- Standard operation of truck features
- Rules and regulations regarding truck stops
- Rules and regulations regarding hours of service
- Handling a vehicle in heavy-traffic areas
Properly learning all of the above responsibilities can make the difference between a safe driver and one who is more likely to cause an accident. Unfortunately, many trucking companies fail to properly train their drivers in the above and other critical components of their job, making individual drivers much more likely to cause a serious accident involving innocent people.
If you or someone you care about has been hit by an 18-wheeler, it may actually be the fault of the trucking company; however, discerning this can be difficult. As such, you may want to consult with an experienced attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. to know who is at fault for your accident. Call 800-242-2874 today to discuss your situation and understand more in-depth who is to blame for your losses.