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Cedar Rapids Failure to Train Attorneys
The safe operation of a commercial truck requires the driver to have training and experience over and beyond that necessary to drive a smaller, simpler passenger vehicle. In many cases, commercial trucking companies are expected to provide this specialized training to the individuals they hire as a condition of continuing employment. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to save money and time, these duties are sometimes neglected. This endangers the safety of all motorists as truckers with inadequate training are sent out to haul substantial loads for clients despite lacking the skills to do so in accordance with the law.
The truck accident in which you were involved may have been caused by a trucking company’s failure to train its drivers. If that is the case, then you may be able to pursue a legal action for financial compensation to address damages incurred by the accident.
Issues that May Arise
It is incredibly important that people who are entrusted to drive 18-wheelers receive instruction in a host of different areas because there are so many additional concerns behind the wheel. A lack of familiarity with procedures and best practices can spell disaster and serious injury for any who come in an untrained driver’s path. Some potential issues that may arise as a direct result of inadequate training include:
- Difficulty driving on significant grades
- Inability to properly gauge braking distance and turning radius
- Improper load distribution
- Failure to properly secure cargo on or in open trailers
- Unfamiliarity with clearance height issues and other basics
You deserve to be compensated fully and fairly for your injuries and property damage. For an ally you can rely on, contact the Cedar Rapids employer negligence lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.