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Q
I was hit by a semi truck and injured. The trucker didn’t even know what to do following the crash. How can I tell if he has enough experience or training to be on the road?

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It is hard for a driver like you to immediately know if a truck driver does or doesn’t have enough experience or training to be driving a big rig on city streets and interstates. While the trucker may have seemed flustered and didn’t know what to do after the wreck, it could have been because he was shaken up, it was his first truck crash, or he was scared to lose his job, among other things.

However, it is possible that the truck driver did not have a valid commercial driver’s license to be on the road or may not have had enough experience or training. He may have been on his first long haul and knew he was over the hours-of-service regulations. When you spoke with him he may have been sleepy, which may have been what caused the crash in the first place. 

As you can see, there are endless reasons and assumptions we could make as to why the truck driver didn’t know what to do following the Georgia truck crash. If you are involved in an accident with a truck driver, it is best to exchange information with the trucker and get his name, license plate number, commercial driver’s license number, the trucking company’s information, and the insurance company’s information.

If the accident was the trucker’s fault, it is wise to talk with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney who can investigate the trucker, his experience, his log books, and more. If you would like a free consultation with an experienced accident attorney, please call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia