Negligent Hiring of Truck Drivers
Legal Guidance For Collisions Involving Negligent Truck Drivers
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident and need a lawyer? The Law Office of Christopher Jackson represents injured victims and their families who have suffered from devastating truck accidents due to negligent hiring and supervision. Our law firm understands that the trucking companies, brokers, supervisors, and drivers may be held accountable for this negligence.
We Hold The Careless Accountable
Trucking liability includes holding companies accountable for their responsibilities to place capable and safe drivers behind the wheels of their vehicles. These drivers must be properly trained and undergo thorough background checks to ensure that they are not a risk to other drivers and pedestrians on the road.
Unfortunately, drivers who are poorly trained and underqualified, and who have a history of driving violations, are responsible for hundreds of preventable accidents across the United States each year.
Our lawyers evaluating negligent hiring and supervision as evidence perform comprehensive investigations for all truck wreck cases we handle. In each investigation, we uncover details such as:
- Truck driver's criminal history
- Driving infractions and violations
- Previous accidents
- History of drug and alcohol use
- Previous employment violations
- Other past problems that could create danger on the
Trucking companies are required to check certain factors before hiring any employee who will be driving any of their rigs. We will make sure these companies have done due diligence and can devise a solid defense strategy for you.
How Truck Companies Manage Their Drivers And Why It Matters
Trucking companies can be held accountable for negligence in hiring and supervision, including for continuing to employ a driver who repeatedly causes problems, has been involved in accidents where negligence is involved or has issues with maintaining accurate driving logs. This is often referred to as "negligent retention."
Trucking companies must also accurately track the routes and loads each driver is taking on. They must ensure that each driver is properly trained for each task required of him or her on the road, and when loading and securing cargo.
In addition to the truck driver's responsibility to maintain his or her commercial driver's license (CDL), he or she must have various endorsements to be allowed to operate certain trucks or pack, load and move certain loads. Without proper training, the driver creates a grave risk to others on the highway.
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed in a trucking accident in Covington, Kentucky, or Cincinnati, Ohio, contact The Law Office of Christopher Jackson to speak with a semi-truck accident attorney. You may reach us by phone at 859-261-1111 in Kentucky or 513-861-8000 in Ohio. We offer free initial consultations, we fully finance all litigation costs and we do not get paid unless we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement.
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