Louisiana Personal Injury Law: Commercial Truck Drivers Owe Higher Standard of Care

Commercial truck drivers are required to undergo testing and licensure which involve attending a special school designed to teach the mechanics and attendant hazards of operating large rigs. Based upon that premise, a professional truck driver is a superior actor in the eyes of the law. Thus, with superior knowledge and training as a professional truck driver, he is held to a high standard of care to the motoring public. See Davis v. Witt, 2002-3102 (La.7/2/03), 851 So.2d 1119, 1128-29.

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