If you live in California or anywhere in the U.S., you’ve probably heard countless radio ads from trucking companies looking to hire new drivers. There are currently more than 3.5 million truck drivers employed in the U.S. trucking industry. And while that may seem like a lot, the number of truck drivers in our nation is dramatically less than the current demand.
But someone has got to carry all those numerous tons of cargo from one state to another, right?
That’s why trucking companies end up hiring truck drivers with limited driving experience, putting millions of lives of car drivers, bicycle and motorcycle riders, and pedestrians in danger every day. In fact, a recent study found that truck drivers with less than five years of experience are 41% more likely to cause a truck accident.
Is there anything you can do to punish a trucking company for hiring truck drivers with limited experience, especially if you were involved in a truck accident with one such inexperienced truck driver?
Unfortunately, there are no federal or state laws in California that would make it illegal to hire inexperienced truck drivers even despite the rather disturbing statistics of truck accidents involving inexperienced truck drivers. However, dealing with an inexperienced truck driver usually makes it easier to win a truck accident claim and obtain the maximum compensation for your damages and injuries.
Here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we’ve established a pattern: inexperienced truck drivers make more mistakes and you can sue them for those mistakes if you find them.
However, most of the time you’ll require to seek help from an experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney to find and prove the truck driver’s liability in your particular case.
In most truck accident cases, inexperienced truck drivers cause traffic collisions due to the following factors:
As you can see, an inexperienced truck driver can do plenty of mistakes that can cause serious injuries and damages in truck accidents.
Only an experienced attorney knows which areas to investigate to expose negligence or illegality in an inexperienced truck driver’s actions. While you can’t really tell the difference between a skilled and inexperienced truck driver, our truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg can!