Unlicensed Truck Driver Accidents
Drivers of large commercial vehicles like semi-trucks, big rigs, and tractor trailers are required to hold a valid commercial driver license (CDL). In order to obtain a CDL, the driver must pass a strict background test and undergo intensive training to be able to operate a large vehicle.
Unfortunately, there are occurrences of truck drivers who do operate a large commercial vehicle without a valid and current CDL, which can endanger other drivers and pedestrians. If you have been hurt in an accident caused by a truck driver that was unlicensed, we can help you file a truck accident claim and pursue compensation on your behalf.
Reasons for Unlicensed or Unqualified Truck Drivers
- Revoked/suspended licenses - A truck driver can have their driving privileges revoked or suspended for violations such as drunk driving, committing a felony, or having a previous accident that resulted in death. However, that doesn't stop some drivers from operating a commercial vehicle illegally.
- Companies may hire unlicensed/unqualified drivers to save money - Drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended due to traffic violations or medical issues may be considered cheaper than fully licensed and experienced drivers.
- Differences in CDLs across industries - Some industries require endorsements and additional testing in order to operate certain vehicles. For exapmle, school buses and trucks with hazardous materials require specific examinations to obtain those endorsements. A driver who has a CDL may not be qualified to operate certain types of vehicles.
Legal Team Known for Results
Scarlett Law Group has a proven track record of helping our clients recover a fair settlement after an accident. Whether in court or negotiating with insurance companies, we fight for your rights. If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident, we can help you explore your options.
If you are injured in a truck accident, contact us for a free consultation.