Sacramento Negligent Truck Driver Training and Supervision Lawyer
Not everyone should be allowed to drive an 80,000 pound vehicle. In fact, the vast majority of us couldn't drive one if we wanted to because we haven't been taught how. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for truck drivers who haven't been properly trained or who have proven that they can't be trusted to drive safely to get behind the wheel of a truck anyway.
If you or members of your family have recently been injured in a central or northern California truck accident, contact the law firm of Ashton & Price. Our attorneys have been standing up against large insurance companies and trucking corporations since 1996 and have recovered more than $100 million for previous clients. Today, we stand ready to help you recover from your injuries.
Our attorneys work with some of the top investigators in the Sacramento, California, region to uncover the critical facts that will establish that the trucking company was negligent in the hiring, training or supervision of its driver.
Negligent Hiring of Truck Drivers
At a minimum, trucking companies should not hire anyone who has not been certified or licensed to drive large commercial vehicles. Companies should also be cautious in hiring anyone with a record that includes:
- Prior truck accidents
- DUI convictions
- Serious traffic tickets (speeding, reckless driving, etc.)
- Previous log book or truck safety violations
- Failed drug tests
- Medical conditions that would make it dangerous to drive a truck
Negligent Training and Supervision
Trucking companies may also be liable for personal injuries when they fail to properly train or supervise their drivers. Drivers should know the state and federal regulations that pertain to their work. They should know how to do safety inspections. Likewise, companies should pull drivers off the road if the driver has shown a pattern of failing to obey traffic and safety laws.
- Free Consultation
- No Attorney Fee Unless You Win
Was the negligent hiring of a truck driver at least partially responsible for your accident? Rely on the more than three decades of combined legal experience you'll find at Ashton & Price. Contact our lawyers about your case today.
The consultation is free; there are no legal fees to pay unless we win.
*In the event you elect to receive medical diagnosis and/or treatment on a lien basis, your health care provider will be entitled to payment at the conclusion of your case from your settlement or jury award.