There are approximately 500,000 truck accidents each year in the United States. And while a large portion of these accidents are caused by driver error, road defects, or other reasons, many accidents can be attributed to trucking companies’ negligent actions. When trucking companies hire new drivers, they are expected to hire responsible drivers who will not put innocent motorists in danger. Unfortunately, for various reasons, many employers hire drivers who are inappropriate for the job.
Without a proper investigation into a driver’s past and their qualifications, it is impossible to hire a qualified driver. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident because of a reckless driver, you may be able to take action against the trucking company that hired them. For more information about your legal rights, contact a Stevens Point trucking company negligence lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation.
If an employer hires a driver without first conducting proper background or research on the driver’s past, he or she could potentially be putting an unfit driver behind the wheel of a 40,000 pound vehicle. You may be able to recover financial compensation if the trucking company hired the driver without conducting one or all of the following:
Truck companies should also look at the job candidate’s driving record to ensure he or she has a history of being safe on the road.
Take the first step in holding a negligent trucking company liable for your accident by contacting the Stevens Point truck accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874. Our legal team does everything possible to fight for our clients.