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Inadequate training contributes to Maryland truck accidents

Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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10/13/2011
Rick Lundin
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Driving a commercial truck is more complicated than driving a normal-sized car. The immense size of a truck coupled with the heavy loads it frequently carries makes for tricky maneuvering.

Truck drivers must undergo specialized training before they can receive their commercial driver's license. However, even if a truck driver has completed the minimal required training, that does not necessarily mean that the driver is fully competent and prepared for every hazard on the road.

Even a skilled truck driver can't avoid every accident, but it's a known fact that many Maryland truck accidents are in part due to the driver's inexperience. Trucking companies frequently put drivers on the road who have recently finished their training and are still learning how to handle the large vehicles.

If you wonder whether the truck driver who injured you was adequately trained, you have the right to ask to see their proof of training at the time of the accident. Truck drivers are required to have proof of training in order to be hired, and they must also carry it with them in the vehicle in case of an accident.

If a truck driver's inadequate training was the cause of your Maryland truck accident injuries, you may want to sue for compensation. To talk to an experienced Maryland truck accident attorney, call Nickelsporn & Lundin or fill out our online form.

Category: Truck Accidents


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