Unqualified Truck Drivers
Maneuvering a massive 18-wheeler safely through traffic is a challenging task that requires considerable skill and experience – in addition to a commercial driver’s license. When the trucker behind the wheel of that semi beside you on the road lacks the appropriate qualifications, it makes the roadway more dangerous for you and for everyone else on it. If an unqualified truck driver leaves you injured in a truck accident, the matter is too serious not to consult with an experienced Beverly Hills truck accident attorney as soon as you’re able to do so.
A Note about Trucking Companies
Truck drivers are professional drivers who are responsible for ably handling their rigs, following the rules of the road, and adhering to the strict rules and restrictions that are in place for professional drivers at both the federal and state level. Trucking companies, however, also bear considerable responsibility that includes hiring truck drivers who meet all the requirements, and when they cut corners in this capacity, it can prove deadly.
The Truck Driver Shortage
According to the American Trucking Associations, there is a truck driver shortage, and the following apply:
- The trucking industry – in 2018 – was light almost 61,000 truck drivers, which represents a 20 percent larger shortage than in 2017.
- If this pattern continues to hold, the industry could be down by about 160,000 drivers in 2028.
Unscrupulous trucking companies that hire drivers who are not qualified can share liability when accidents ensue.
An Experienced Beverly Hills Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
The distinguished Beverly Hills truck accident lawyers at Jalilvand Law have a long history of successfully advocating for the legal rights – and the rightful compensation – of clients like you, and we’re here for you too. To learn more, please give us a call at 310.478.5800 or contact us online today.