Questionable drivers may still drive commercial vehicles

Most people are more worried about getting into an accident with a semi-truck or other
large commercial vehicle than they would be about getting into an accident with another
passenger vehicle, for obvious reasons. For those same reasons, most of us would like
to think that truck drivers are held to higher standards than the rest of us and drive more
safely. However, that is definitely not the case.

Not only are truck drivers more likely to be sleep-deprived, since they are more likely to
be trying to meet a deadline than average passenger vehicle drivers, they also may
have a questionable driving history. For example, an accident in early February of this
year in Florida that killed another driver brought to light the poor record of the truck
driver who caused the accident. The driver actually had more than 24 driving offenses
over the last decade and has had his license suspended on multiple occasions.
However, this is not grounds to prevent someone from getting or renewing a commercial
driving license, and the company hiring him either did not look into his driving history or
ignored it.

It’s frightening to think that the person controlling the large truck in the next lane could
be such a dangerous driver. If you or someone you love has been in a collision with a
semi-truck and especially if you believe the other driver was at fault, you need a
Houston 18 wheeler accident lawyer. Kirkendall Dwyer LLP would be more than happy
to serve as your representative in such a case. Call them to get a team working for you
that you can trust and rely on, even in the kind of difficult times that usually follow in the
wake of a serious accident.

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