There’s a reason truck drivers are paid for what they do. Like anyone else in a professional business, they must be trained in order to perform their job correctly.
For example, to drive a commercial vehicle, a person must undergo extra training and take an additional specialized driver’s test that proves he or she has the skills required to drive a larger vehicle. In fact, truck drivers must have proof that they are trained to:
- Drive a specifically-sized truck
- Carry passengers safely
- Handle hazardous materials
Once a person completes the required training and passes the driver’s test, the proper endorsements are outlined on the back of his or her license. But not all truck drivers have the same endorsements—some are more restricted than others.
If the truck driver who caused your auto accident in Maryland was not carrying the proper endorsements or if he had an expired license or endorsement, then your Maryland truck accident attorney can use this is information to boost your case.
Similarly, a truck driver who knowingly drives with a revoked or suspended license is subject to considerable sanctions. Again, this is information your lawyer can use not only to increase your settlement but also to get such a dangerous driver off the road.
If you’ve been hurt in a Maryland truck crash caused by a driver who was not driving with the proper license or endorsements, you have the right to sue for damages. To see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 1-800-875-9700 or complete our online form.