Although a large portion of truck accidents occur as a result of the driver’s actions, there are some cases where the trucking company can be held liable for the accident. One way in which this is possible is when a truck company failed to hire safe drivers. Although trucking companies are responsible for hiring responsible employees to operate their trucks, many companies, unfortunately, negligently hire drivers who are unfit to drive. When employers fail to follow all hiring regulations or check into a driver’s background fully, they are knowingly putting innocent people at risk.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler due to the driver’s reckless actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Speak with a Lake Geneva truck accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today about how a trucking company’s hiring practices may be responsible for your accident by calling 800-242-2874.
In order to avoid hiring an unsafe driver, employers should take a number of precautions and perform the following:
If you believe the driver who caused your accident was not adequately prepared or had a history of unsafe driving, the company who hired him or her may be responsible.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we are committed to utilizing our experience and financial resources to help victims of truck accidents. Contact a Lake Geneva trucking company negligene attorney today at 800-242-2874 to schedule a free consultation.