Trucking companies are expected to follow certain rules and regulations to ensure that they hire safe, capable truck drivers. When companies ignore these rules and hire carelessly, it can put unqualified or dangerous drivers on the road.
If you or someone you love was injured in a trucking accident caused by negligent hiring practices, our firm wants to help. Klein DeNatale Goldner has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients throughout our 70 years in practice. We are passionate about fighting for the rights of the injured and strive to ensure that your rights are respected.
Call today at (661) 485-2100 to schedule a free consultation. We have offices in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Diego, and Santa Barbara.
About Negligent Hiring Practices
When hiring truck drivers, companies are expected to follow certain legal requirements. All drivers must have the appropriate driver’s license and a safe driving record. Drivers must also be at least 21 years old and meet certain physical requirements to ensure they can operate trucks safely for an extended period of time. If a company ignores or overlooks any of these requirements when hiring drivers, they could be held responsible for any resulting accidents and injuries.
Responsible Employee Management
Trucking companies are also expected to continue to monitor the driving habits of their employees throughout the duration of their employment. If a driver exhibits dangerous driving behavior or is in any way unfit to perform his or her job, it is the responsibility of the company to rectify the situation. By continuing to employ an unfit driver, trucking companies put everyone on the road in danger.
Anyone injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent or unfit driver should contact our firm immediately. We can review the circumstances of your crash in order to determine whether or not negligent hiring practices might have been to blame.