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Truck Driver Health Requirements

In order to drive a large commercial truck, you must meet several requirements. To receive your commercial driver’s license, you must pass a written test and a special skills tests regarding the truck you plan to drive. Perhaps most importantly, you must pass a medical examination to prove you are healthy enough to handle the long hours behind the wheel. If a truck driver is not healthy enough to drive a truck and causes an accident, Peachtree City truck accident attorney Shane Smith can help victims recover.

 

Some health requirements for a commercial truck driver’s license state a truck driver must be free from any of the following conditions:

 

  • Vision or hearing problems

  • Heart disease or related conditions

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Diabetes requiring insulin injections

  • Epilepsy

  • Substance abuse problems

  • Mental disorders

 

These are only some examples of health requirements for drivers. If a driver has any of the above conditions, they risk suffering a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or other medical event that can cause them to lose control of the truck and cause an accident.

 

Despite the risks of driving with serious health conditions, many truck drivers continue to do so. Some can convince certain doctors to sign off on health forms even if they do not actually pass. If a driver continues to drive a semi-truck with a serious health condition, they should be held liable for any accident and injuries they cause.

Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured because a truck driver did not meet certain health standards and had a medical event, that driver should be held responsible and should have to reimburse you for all of your related losses. Truck accident lawyer Shane Smith and his team of accomplished attorneys are committed to helping truck accident victims recover. Call our office today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule your free consultation to discuss a possible case.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia