Negligent Truck Company Hiring

When an individual is employed as a truck driver, he or she is entrusted with control of a massive vehicle with the potential to inflict significant damage in the event of an accident. Accordingly, trucking companies must ensure that they select only qualified candidates for these positions. This requires the performance of a thorough background check and the verification of relevant certifications and licenses. The failure to properly screen truck drivers is intolerably negligent as it creates a direct threat to the safety of all others on the roadway.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, a full investigation may reveal that the driver’s employer did not exercise due diligence in the hiring process. We can help you to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages resulting from this negligence. Contact the Green Bay negligent hiring attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your possible case.

Factors Which Should Prohibit Hiring

Trucking companies are often principally concerned with their financial situation and the immediate demands on their fleet. This may lead them to cut corners in hiring, or a manager may attempt to do a favor for a friend seeking employment. Neither of these may be excused, however, and the following are factors which should prohibit hiring:

  • History of drug abuse
  • Record of DUI/DWI
  • Poor driving record
  • Some illnesses or health conditions
  • Lack of licensure or the misrepresentation thereof

Contact Us

If a trucking company has hired an individual who was unqualified or whose past indicates that they pose an undue threat to others on the road, and you have been hurt in a resulting accident, do not delay seeking legal counsel. Contact the Green Bay negligent hiring attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.