State law and federal regulations govern the licensing of drivers of large trucks. Commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) are more difficult to obtain than non-commercial licenses and require that drivers undergo extensive training and pass a variety of tests. Because this takes time and can be expensive, trucking companies will cut corners by hiring truck drivers who do not have CDLs. Alternatively, they simply may not do an adequate job of screening drivers and verifying that they have current licenses. Whatever the case may be, a Boca Raton driving without a license attorney can use this to support your claim for compensation.
How a Boca Raton Driving Without a License Attorney from The Grife Law Firm Can Help
In most truck accident claims, the victim is pursuing a claim against the trucking company. In order to be successful, you need to prove that they should be held accountable for the driver’s negligence. Many forms of truck driver negligence come back to a lack of training and experience. Not having a CDL can be powerful evidence that the driver did not have the experience and training required to safely operate a large truck. A Boca Raton driving without a license attorney from our firm will, therefore, gather the following evidence:
- Proof that the driver did not have a current CDL
- Proof that the driver’s employer did not take the steps necessary to ensure that the driver was properly licensed
- Proof that the driver failed to exercise the same level of care as would be expected from a licensed driver
- Proof that the driver’s negligence led to the accident that caused you injuries
Gathering the evidence you need requires a thorough investigation. The sooner you involve a lawyer, the stronger your case will be.
A Boca Raton Driving Without a License Attorney Can Help You Navigate the Claim Process
Even though the truck driver was unlicensed, you will likely have to begin the claim process by filing a claim with your own insurance carrier. You need to emphasize the fact that the truck driver did not have a current CDL to your insurance company in order to ensure that your claim is given appropriate consideration.
If you have been seriously injured, there is a strong possibility that you will have losses that are not covered by your insurance. In that case, you will need to pursue a claim against the driver and the trucking company. It is very likely that they will try to argue that the status of the driver’s license is irrelevant to your claim, but you need to make sure that they are aware that you know the driver did not have a CDL.
Whether dealing with your insurance company or the trucking company, you can expect them to try to pay as little as possible on your claim. An experienced Boca Raton driving without a license attorney will know how to submit a strong claim and maximize your chances of recovering fair compensation.
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