An estimated 3.5 million commercial truck drivers are on the highways in the United States. While many have the proper truck driver education and training to operate their vehicles, some are unqualified to drive either due to inexperience or a history of traffic violations. It is the responsibility of trucking companies to ensure that their drivers have the credentials to be on the road, and when they fail to do so, they allow potentially dangerous truck drivers behind the wheel. These negligent hiring practices can sometimes lead to devastating truck accidents.
All business should only hire individuals who are well-qualified to hold their positions, including trucking companies. A trucking company could be found negligent in its hiring practices if it commits any of the following errors during the hiring process:
Any of the above hiring practices could constitute negligence on the part of a trucking company, and if any of these unqualified drivers contributes to an accident, the irresponsible trucking company could be held at fault for the ensuing damages.
If you have suffered in a truck accident with an unsafe or unqualified truck driver, you may be entitled to hold the driver’s trucking company responsible for its negligent hiring practices. To learn more about your rights and options for seeking compensation, contact the experienced truck accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.