Q: Did inadequate truck driver training at a driving school contribute to my Vancouver truck accident?
Our Vancouver truck accident attorneys believe that poor training is one of the key root causes of hundreds of tragedies that occur every year on Canada’s highways and surface streets.
While our country boasts some terrific driving schools, not all training centers are created equal. Following are common signs of inferior truck training centers:
- An unusual number of bad reviews from students, teachers, or administers at the school
- A history of financial or legal problems (e.g. fraud charges), and several alumni have been sued for negligence, carelessness, or other “bad driving” behavior
- The school is not accredited, or it has mislead students and the public about its accreditations
- The school is no longer in business and there is little to no information about the school in public records
Even if poor training contributed to the crash, other parties can still be liable. For instance, you can still sue the driver, his trucking company, and relevant insurers for compensation. Conversely, just because a school performed "below par" does not mean that the institution can or should be liable for what happened to you.
The broader point is that you need to cast a wide net to determine the direct and indirect causes of your disaster. A Vancouver truck accident lawyer at McComb Witten is standing by to help you develop effective solutions to your legal problems and to answer your questions in clear, simple language. To learn more about what to do after a Vancouver truck crash, download our free report, Your Family Doctor Could Make or Break Your ICBC Claim, or get in touch with us today to schedule a free consultation at 604-255-9018.