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Truck Accidents

There are a host of reasons why a truck driver might get into an accident in Waco, Texas. Some of those reasons include impairment, distraction, drowsiness, medication and faulty parts. Another reason is the inexperience of the driver. It’s possible for truck drivers to be inexperienced. Think about it; they have to earn their experience somehow. An inexperienced truck driver can be just as dangerous as a distracted truck driver.

Some ways in which a truck driver could be considered inexperienced include the following:

  • A driving record littered with offenses
  • A sketchy employment history with lengthy gaps
  • Failure to graduate from a truck driving school
  • Fails to meet guidelines set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

An inexperienced truck driver can wind up doing a lot of damage if involved in an accident. An inexperienced driver might wind up causing a major pile up on a highway or even a fatal crash if he or she doesn’t know how to maneuver their truck to lessen the impact as much as possible.

An inexperienced truck driver can also be a major liability for the trucking company that employs them. Insurance rates can skyrocket, lawsuits might be filed and other experienced employees might wind up seeking jobs elsewhere so as not to be associated with a company that hires inexperienced drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident because of an inexperienced truck driver, you need to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Your rights are important, and you deserve compensation for your injuries in Texas.

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Michael Zimmerman

Michael was born in Houston, Texas. His education at Baylor and Texas State Universities earned him a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. His major was in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. He finished his legal education at Texas Southern University in 1990, earning a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990.

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