Champaign Negligent Hiring Lawyers
A trucking accident can be a terrifying experience for any victims involved as tremendous amounts of damage as well as devastating personal injury can result. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are the result of trucking employer negligence. Trucking companies are liable for their drivers and are heavily insured to cover any accidents, but sometimes they fail in their responsibility to ensure that the drivers they put on the road are not a danger to other motorists.
If you have been hurt in a trucking accident, there is help. A knowledgeable Champaign Negligent Hiring Lawyer of Spiros Law, P.C. can help you determine if negligent hiring practices contributed to your accident, potentially securing financial compensation for your damages.
Types of Hiring Negligence
Extensive federal regulations exist for the hiring of long-haul commercial truck drivers, but a trucking company more interested in profit than safety may not do their full diligence during the hiring process. When a motor carrier’s first priority is putting drivers on the road and increasing profit, their obligations to follow safe hiring practices can fall by the wayside, contributing to trucking accidents.
A proper screening for a truck driver can include checking the following information:
- Criminal history
- Accident history
- Drug testing
- History of chemical dependence
- Valid commercial driver’s license
- Medical qualifications
Ignoring any of these qualifications or other important factors is a breach of the motor carrier’s responsibility to ensure a safe environment on the highways.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation from the trucking company if it can be proved that the employer engaged in negligent hiring practices. The tenacious and knowledgeable Champaign negligent hiring attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today at 217-328-2828 for your consultation.