Failure to Train and Inadequate Training

Atlanta Failure to Train and Inadequate Training Attorneys

Commercial truck drivers operate exceptionally tall vehicles weighing tens of thousands of pounds, often hauling bulky trailers for long hours through many kinds of inclement conditions. These drivers require on-the-job experience and a specialized skill set to handle their trucks safely. When their employers do not properly prepare them for the road, the accidents resulting from ignorance or inexperience can cause massive property damage, severe injuries, and even death.
The legal team at Ausband & Dumont wants companies to be held legally liable when their failure to train their drivers adequately causes an accident. These employers have a responsibility to think about public safety in addition to profits. When they fail in this responsibility, companies should be held accountable. For example, pushing a novice driver into making hauls too early is a dangerous money-saving tactic that can cause unspeakable damage. Failing to train in this and other situations can lead to disastrous results for which accident victims should hold the trucking company liable.

The Dangers of Inadequate Training

All commercial truck drivers are required to take written and practical tests to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Even with this level of training, if specific employers do not familiarize drivers with the specifics of the company’s trucks, routes, and company policies, accidents can occur. Some issues that arise because of a lack of quality training include:

  • Unfamiliarity with the particular trucks used
  • Poor grasp of the laws and regulations on the company’s routes
  • Incorrect knowledge spread by bad training
  • Slow reaction time
  • Lack of knowledge about relevant weather or road conditions

CDL’s can only partially regulate the quality of truck driving on the road. Companies are responsible for ensuring that their employees can safely operate their vehicles. An attorney can help hold these companies responsible.

How We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a truck with a poorly trained driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Atlanta employer negligence lawyers at Ausband & Dumont can help you determine whether you can seek damages. Call us at (404) 812-0051 for a consultation with an experienced legal professional.