Texas and New Mexico Lack of Driver Training Accidents Lawyer
Accidents involving large commercial trucks happen in a wide variety of ways. Unfortunately, one of the most common causes of these accidents is also one of the most preventable – driver training. At Liles White, our team is here to help if you need a Texas or New Mexico lack of driver training accident attorney to hold commercial trucking companies responsible. It is the responsibility of truck companies to ensure that all drivers are trained before they get behind the wheel of these large vehicles. When truck companies fail to do so, our job is to hold them accountable and secure compensation for any crash victims.
Let Liles White Help You Through This
- At Liles White, we focus on providing a client-centered approach to every case. Our clients will work directly with their attorneys from the beginning of this process all the way through to the end.
- We are a bilingual team of attorneys, and we make sure that every client understands exactly what to expect with their case at all times.
- We take Texas and New Mexico truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they need.
Why Do You Need an Attorney for a Truck Accident Claim?
Proving that a truck driver was not adequately trained can be challenging, particularly for those who lack much legal experience. A skilled truck accident lawyer in Texas and New Mexico can use the full resources of their office to obtain all of the evidence needed to prove liability for these incidents. This can include:
- All of the driver’s past safety records
- All records related to the driver’s employment with the company
- The circumstances related to hiring and training the driver
Additionally, an attorney will work to obtain any video or photo surveillance of the incident, speak to eyewitnesses, and fully analyze the accident reports related to the incident. With all of this information, an attorney will work to negotiate a fair out-of-court settlement so their client can receive the compensation they need, while also preparing to take the case to trial, if necessary.
How Does a Lack of Training Contribute to These Accidents?
When a driver gets behind the wheel of a truck that could weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, it is crucial to ensure that they are properly trained. All commercial truck drivers in Texas and New Mexico are required to carry their commercial driver’s licenses. However, that is not where the training should end. All trucking companies should ensure that every driver they hire has a clean background, a clean driving record, and full capability to operate the vehicles.
There are a few circumstances under which truck companies can improperly train their truck drivers. This can include:
- The company hired an inexperienced or unlicensed driver with the intention of training them to operate the trucks, but then failing to follow through with the training.
- The company hired a driver with a less than stellar safety record and did not take the appropriate steps to ensure that the driver would operate the truck safely.
Regardless of why a truck driver was inadequately trained, the trucking company will likely hold vicarious liability for these incidents. This means that the truck company will be held responsible for any crash, injuries, and property damage that the driver caused, so long as the truck driver was operating within the scope of their duties when the incident occurred.
Call Our Texas and New Mexico Lack of Training Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a lack of truck driver training in Texas or New Mexico, let the team at Liles White get to work helping you immediately. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling complex injury claims, and we know what it takes to fully investigate these incidents. We will use our resources to get a hold of all truck driver and truck company records so we can determine liability and help our clients secure the compensation they are entitled to. When you need a Texas or New Mexico lack of driver training accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case or call (361) 826-0100.