Toledo Truck Accident Attorney
A trucking company has the responsibility of hiring only professionals
that can understand all compliance regulations and complete job duties
safely. Failing to be stringent with hiring methods, or other practicing
negligent hiring, can put a dangerous or unfit individual behind the wheel
of a massive commercial truck. This will vastly increase the chances that a
semi-truck accident will occur and harm another motorist on the road.
Negligent or unqualified truck drivers may be more likely to:
Fall asleep behind the wheel due to
federal safety regulations, like speed limits.
- Lose control of the truck during inclement weather.
- Eat, text, or become distracted while driving.
- Talk to passengers within the cab.
Fail to check trailer securement (runaway trailer accidents).
If you were struck by a commercial truck or tractor trailer, the lack of
skill of the trucker could be a direct result of negligent hiring practices
at the parent company. Our Toledo personal injury attorneys at Williams
DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. can
hear your claim for free and help you determine who is liable for your injuries: the trucker, the
trucking company, or both. Dial
419.318.0772 as soon as you would like to know more.
Accepting Truck Driver Hiring Practices
The manager or owner of any company is expected to hire only people fitting
for the job, and a trucking company is no different. Due to the long hours
and relative difficulty associated with being a trucker, many trucking
companies have experienced shortages in drivers in recent years. This
is not to be used as an excuse to hire people hastily.
A trucking company should do the following when hiring a trucker:
- Conduct a background check for drug or alcohol dependencies.
Review trucker’s driving record for
- Perform preliminary testing of truck driver’s abilities.
- Consider annual or bi-annual refresher courses of regulations.
Holding a Negligent Trucking Company Accountable
When the importance of a proper hiring process is considered, a trucking
company may be just as accountable for trucking accidents as the person
driving the truck. Our Toledo truck accident lawyers are prepared to stand
up for your rights and best interests, no matter who should be held liable
for your damages.
Contact our team at your first opportunity and we can begin discussing which party or parties
should be targeted in your
personal injury claim, all during a
totally free initial consultation.