Trucking Accidents Caused by Unlicensed Drivers
It is a crime to drive a vehicle without a license. Unlicensed drivers
are a threat to road safety, and this is particularly true for unlicensed
truck drivers. Commercial truck drivers require extensive training to
learn how to properly load, handle, and care for their trucks, and must
have the necessary skill to maneuver them safely. Unlicensed drivers are
unqualified for the task and could present a threat to other drivers on the road.
The San Francisco truck accident lawyers at Scarlett Law Group aggressively
represent individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries from accidents
caused by unlicensed truck drivers.
Negligent Hiring by Trucking Companies
Trucking companies are responsible for employing and retaining drivers
with valid licenses. Unfortunately, some truck companies who are short
on drivers may choose to look the other way and employ underqualified
individuals. Those who choose to break the rules compromise everyone’s
safety, and they should be held accountable for their negligence.
Truck drivers may be unlicensed either because they never received their
commercial license or because they had their license suspended or revoked.
Commercial driver’s licenses can be suspended or revoked for many
- DUI charges
- Reckless driving
- Repeat violations
- Failure to appear in court
It is the responsibility of truck companies to review the driving records
of employment applicants to ensure that they have a history of safe driving.
By hiring drivers with dubious driving records, they knowingly put people
at risk and set themselves up for huge liabilities if the driver causes
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San Francisco Catastrophic Injury Lawyers Providing Step-by-Step Guidance
If you have been injured in an accident caused by an unlicensed truck driver,
we can help you pursue maximum compensation. We will file an injury claim
on your behalf against the trucking company that employed the unlicensed
driver. There is absolutely no reason why you and your family should have
to shoulder the financial burden of your injury-related costs.
For more than 25 years, our firm has passionately advocated on behalf of injured victims and
their loved ones. We are not afraid to stand up to powerful insurance
and trucking companies to protect the rights of the injured. Our unrelenting
dedication is made evident by the countless successful results we achieve
for our clients. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation
for victims of personal injury, catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury,
and wrongful death cases. As our client, you can be confident that you
will receive comprehensive, step-by-step guidance from start to finish.
We commit to provide your case with the following:
- The expertise of a network of specialists
- Visual trial techniques in order to present a strategic courtroom case
- Legal strategies that are customized with your specific needs in mind
To get started, speak with a member of our San Francisco legal team
today by calling (415) 688-2176.