Kankakee Negligent Hiring Lawyer
Trucking companies have a legal responsibility to ensure that the drivers they hire and put on the road are adequately trained and fit to drive their vehicles. When trucking companies fail to adhere to this important duty, they create a potential hazard for every motorist that shares the road with their employees. Inexperienced or dangerous truck drivers can cause devastating and sometimes deadly auto accidents.
Should you suffer an injury in a truck accident caused by a negligent driver, it is entirely possible that the trucking company shares in liability for the accident due to unsafe hiring practices. The experienced Kankakee negligent hiring attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you recover full compensation for your medical expenses and other damages. Contact us today at (815) 929-9292 to learn more about your legal options.
Insufficient Screening Practices
The primary way in which a trucking company can be negligent in its hiring practices is a failure to properly screen applicants for what should be disqualifying factors, such as the following:
- A history of moving violations and safety violations
- Drug test failures
- A lack of a proper commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Expired CDLs
- A history of dangerous accidents
- A DUI record
Any of these warning signs should be a red flag that prevents the hiring of that driver, and ignoring these factors in order to put more drivers on the road is a clear form of negligence.
The medical bills and other costs associated with injuries from a trucking accident can create a significant financial burden, one that should always be borne by the responsible party rather than the victim. If a trucking company’s or driver’s negligence has caused you injury, call the dedicated Kankakee negligent hiring lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., today at (815) 929-9292 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.