Injured by a poorly trained truck driver? We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve.
On interstates throughout Atlanta and the metro-Atlanta area, tractor trailer accidents sometimes occur as the result of a lack of training on the part of the tractor trailer driver. Needless to say, the risk of a tractor trailer accident is greatly increased if the driver has not had the proper training in maintaining and safely operating the vehicle.
Federal law requires that tractor trailer drivers meet certain criteria and receive training in specific areas before they are permitted to drive commercially. Unfortunately, there are still those drivers on the road who are operating tractor trailers without the proper training and experience. Here at the Bennett Law Group, we have seen the tragic results of inexperienced and under-trained drivers operating a commercial vehicle. This can include such errors as a driver failing to conduct a pre-trip inspection, perhaps overloading the trailer, or failing to judge a safe braking distance between themselves and the car in front of them, due to lack of experience and training.
If you or a family member has been injured or killed due to a tractor trailer accident that you believe was caused due to a lack of training on the part of the truck driver and you would like to speak with an attorney about your options, please contact us at the Bennett Law Group. We have obtained significant results in handling tractor trailer accident cases for our clients. Here are testimonials from satisfied clients that we have represented in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia.
Some of the areas in which drivers are required to receive training are:
- Basic operation of the tractor trailer – this would include things such as basic maneuvers, turning and steering the vehicle, and developing proficiency through practice in the control and handling of the rig.
- “Best Practices” for Safe Operation of the tractor trailer – Being knowledgeable of how to safely operate the vehicle under different conditions, which would include situations such as how to drive at night, how to drive in extreme weather conditions such as snow or ice, and how to interact with other traffic on the roadways, perhaps during rush-hour conditions.
- How to operate the tractor trailer in hazardous situations – Troubleshooting, how to spot hazardous situations and how to react in a timely fashion.
- Activities not directly related to driving – this would include things that are important to job performance but not directly related to driving the tractor trailer, such as route planning, weight limits for the vehicle, and vehicle maintenance.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the negligence of a truck driver and you feel it was due to a lack of proper training, please contact our attorneys here at the Bennett Law Group. We have more than 50 years experience in representation of victims of tractor trailer accidents in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. We promise to do everything within our power to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and costs of future medical treatment. Contact us online or call our offices at 404.541.9330. We will sit down with you free of charge and review your case and discuss the details of your situation. We look forward to your call.