Inexperienced Commercial Truck Drivers
Truck accidents cause severe injury to motorists and truckers. These incidents occur in a wide range of circumstances and facts. Many truck drivers are introduced to working as a driver at a trucking company with little or no experience. Too often these new truck drivers although licensed, have been improperly or hastily trained by the trucking company employers who are interested in putting their trucks on the road. The more trucks on the road, the more shipping that can be delivered and more profits can be produced. But truck drivers are required to follow implicitly Illinois and federal law as it applies to the trucking industry. The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has strict requirements on the use of America’s highways by truckers.
A truck driver’s inexperience coupled with fatigue, uncertainty and lack of experience on certain newly traveled highways and roadways is a common cause of truck crashes. But truck accidents resulting in serious injuries and death are often associated with a truck driver who has failed to comply with state and federal safety laws as to training, testing and experience. The inexperienced truck drivers may not have the knowledge or background to avoid the most dangerous of circumstances.
In bad weather, the inexperienced truck driver may not make the correct assessment of highway conditions. When conditions dictate, the truck driver must abide the law. In cases where overweight may be an issue the experience truck driver would acknowledge that issue and act accordingly. Those drivers who have been trained thoroughly would know to contact their dispatcher directly to confirm what steps should be undertaken given the weather, the location, the weight of the freight being hauled, the rules of the locality and the time logged up to that time. All of these matters must be considered deliberately by the truck driver in order to best serve his or her employer and to make safe the travels of Illinois’ highways.
It seems logical that under extreme and unknown conditions, the inexperienced truck driver may make the wrong decision about how best to proceed. these decisions, if wrong could lead to catastrophic crashes, injuries and deaths that could have been predicted, avoided and then prevented.
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries and death. Those who have been involved in a truck accident may be overwhelmed by the medical bills, hospitalization stays and legal concerns. Persons involved in these accidents may question how their rights can be protected when their medical care is most important.
The first step in reaching some level of comfort is to turn to an experienced and tested truck accident trial lawyer. Semi-truck accidents occur at an alarming rate on Illinois highways and roads. Accidents of this kind can be tragic and require immediate attention to investigation, witness location and interviews, hiring the right trucking expert and accident reconstruction experts to gain as much information as early as possible. It is also critical that the semi-truck accident lawyers are knowledgeable and expert with both Illinois and federal trucking laws and regulations.
If you or someone you know or love has been injured in a truck accident in Illinois, please call us for an immediate free consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois trucking accident cases for more than 40 years.
Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for severely injured clients for over these many years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling truck accident cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of your damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.