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Vancouver Truck Crash Lawyer Looks at Four Driver Training Errors

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Our Vancouver truck accident lawyers strive to dig deep to determine the root causes of crashes. We do this because it is the most effective way to get justice (and compensation) for our clients.

After a Vancouver truck accident, people are quick to blame the negligent driver—often with good reason. However, in this rush to judgment, they often neglect another culprit—poor training. Here are four common signs of inadequate truck driver training.

  • The truck driver entered school with bad habits. Did the trucker attend classes or skip them? Did he have "black marks" on his driving record, like DUIs, accidents, or speeding tickets? Bad habits taken into training—or even adopted during the training—can lead to catastrophic issues later on.
  • The truck driver failed to get adequate accreditation. Perhaps the trucker outsmarted his trucking company and lied about his skills and training. On the other hand, maybe the trucking company hired him in spite of a less than stellar resume.
  • The trucker had trouble retaining material due to a learning disorder or emotional problem. Perhaps the trucker passed his tests with flying colors but later on forgot or misremembered a key lesson that tragically led to your crash.
  • Negative influences worsened the driver’s habits. Maybe the driver completed his training effectively but later learned dangerous habits such as driving more hours than he should and trying to compensate by consuming large quantities of caffeine.


To understand the truth about your truck wreck, get in touch with a skilled and experienced Vancouver truck accident attorney at McComb Witten today. Contact us at 604-255-9018 to schedule your free case evaluation. We also invite you to download our free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim.

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