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 reasons, including:

  • 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 an accident.

Call Scarlett Law Group at (415) 688-2176 to request a free case evaluation!

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.

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