Truck Accidents Caused By Negligent Hiring
Charleston Truck Accident Attorney
Negligent hiring occurs when an employer for a trucking company hires incompetent or under-qualified individuals to handle a job which involves a strict level of professional skill and accountability. Truck drivers must undergo extensive job training in order to properly meet deadlines and adequately drive a truck.
If a driver is not extensively trained but is still allowed to operate a large vehicle, the employer or trucking company is held liable for any accidents resulting in another driver’s significant injuries or even death.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve
Sometimes the most difficult aspect of negligent hiring cases after a truck accident is determining if the particular driver was unfit. In Charleston, trucking companies have the obligation under federal and state laws to conduct background checks in order to determine if an individual has any red flags, such as multiple DUIs and reckless driving convictions. Another concern is if the truck driver administered to any drug testing or has a history with chemical dependency.
In order to seek compensation for negligent hiring, the following must be proven:
- Driver was unfit or incompetent to perform the work they were hired for
- Employer knew or should’ve known the employee was unqualified
- Employer’s negligence was a significant factor in causing harm
- Unfitness and incompetence directly harmed you
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If you have been injured in an accident involving an unfit truck driver, the personal injury attorneys at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC is capable of providing you with legal counsel necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve. With more than 75 years of legal experience, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. Let us fight for your justice.
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