The skills necessary for driving large commercial trucks should not be underestimated. These vehicles, weighing up to 80,000 pounds, have great potential for harm if they are not operated with care and attentiveness. When trucking companies seek to employ drivers, it can be tempting to hire less skilled drivers or individuals with poor records in an effort to reduce costs. However, the price of hiring a driver without the necessary qualifications may end up being very high. If one of these truck drivers causes an accident that injures others, the trucking company may be liable for the damages of the accident victims.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident caused by an unsafe, inexperienced, or otherwise unqualified truck driver, negligent hiring practices may be to blame. To speak with a skilled attorney about the possibility of receiving compensation from those responsible, contact the dedicated Wausau negligent hiring lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.
Negligent hiring occurs when a trucking company hires an employee who is known to be unsafe for any reason, and a trucking accident occurs as a result of his or her lack of skills or history of negligence. The following actions may be considered negligent hiring by a trucking company:
If you’ve been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or semi truck operated by a careless or reckless driver, a knowledgeable attorney may be able to help you determine whether the trucking company was negligent in its hiring of the driver and therefore responsible for your damages.
If you have suffered in a truck accident due to a dangerous truck driver and the negligent company that hired him or her, the Wausau negligent hiring attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are committed to helping you protect your rights. We can help you fight for the justice you deserve. For more information about how we can serve you, contact us today at 800-242-2874.