Georgia truck accidents happen when truck drivers are appropriately trained and licensed.  The very nature of the vehicles that are sometimes hard to maneuver and difficult to stop create risks for even the most experienced truck drivers.  Now imagine what would happen if a truck driver did not have the appropriate training or license.  Imagine would could happen if a truck driver was operating with a fraudulent commercial license.

Georgia Commercial License Requirements 

Georgia, like most states, has stringent commercial license requirements that vary depending on the type of truck or vehicle that the driver will be operating.  Drivers are required to be at least 18 years old, have a Georgia driver’s license, pass a medical test, pass a vision test, and complete a general written examination and practical skills test.  Additional endorsements are required for certain commercial drivers including drivers who transport hazardous materials.  Many truckers enroll in trucking school to learn the necessary skills to obtain a license and to drive safely.

Why Georgia Has Commercial License Requirements

These strict requirements exist to help ensure that truckers who work in Georgia are safe and are qualified to avoid accidents as much as possible.  When a trucker avoids these requirements by purchasing a fraudulent license that safeguard is sidestepped and the public is put at risk.  That is why Georgia has enacted special commercial license requirements and strict penalties for truckers who have fraudulent commercial licenses.

What to Do if You Are in an Atlanta Truck Accident

If you have been hurt in an Atlanta area truck accident, then it is important to contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at The Dover Law Firm. Whether or not the trucker who caused your injury was appropriately licensed, we will do our best to help you get the recovery that you deserve.  Please contact us at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information.