Truck drivers are required to hold a specific class of license in order to operate truck and cargo vehicles, but the regulations around the training required to obtain these license has been lacking as no formal instruction was necessary before student drivers could take their tests.
Coming into effect in summer 2017, all future tractor trailer drivers will be required to study at provincially licensed schools, spending more than 100 hours in training, both in the classroom and behind the wheel before they can book their test.
While this is a huge step forward in preventing accidents and will make the roads safer, accidents can still happen. Some other causes for truck accidents include:
• Driver exhaustion
• Driver Skill Level
• Vehicle safety inspections overlooked or negligent
• Unsafe loading practices or overloaded trailers
• Negligent or distracted Driving
• Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
• Speeding or reckless driving
• Distracted Driving
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with any type of truck, from a tractor trailer, dump truck, cement truck, garbage truck and other, you have rights and are entitled to benefits.
From the moment you contact our truck accident injury lawyers, our focus will be on you and getting you the support and benefits you need and deserve. From the outset of your claim, you will receive guidance and expertise from our Accident Benefits team, who encompass the experience and focus necessary to advocate on your behalf. Our truck accident lawyers understand the insurance and medical system and will advocate on for your rights though your claim no matter how complex the dispute.
If you’ve lost a loved one during a truck accident, our wrongful death lawyers can advise you on your family’s rights.