Birmingham Negligent Hiring Attorneys

Railroad companies must carefully and thoroughly screen their potential employees to ensure that they can safely entrust these individuals with the operation of locomotives, railroad stations, rail yards, train crossings, and other aspects of the railroad industry. Negligent hiring on a railroad company’s behalf can lead to critical mistakes that may seriously endanger everyone onboard a train or utilizing a railroad crossing.

When an employee’s errors cause a train accident, victims may be entitled to pursue compensation against the company responsible for hiring someone so unsuited for the job. At Yearout & Traylor, P.C., we provide train accident victims in Birmingham with the opportunity to seek justice for their injuries.

Dangers of Negligent Hiring

Railroad companies are responsible for the errors made by employees who never should have been hired in the first place. These kinds of employees may include the following:

  • Employees with violent criminal pasts
  • Employees with a record of safety violations
  • Employees with a significant history of substance abuse

Failure to screen employees shows a disregard for public and worker safety. As a result, those injured because of a railroad company’s negligent hiring practices may be eligible to seek compensation against that employer.

Contact a Negligent Hiring Lawyer in Birmingham

If you or someone you love has been injured in a railroad accident caused by a company’s negligent hiring, there may be legal options available against that employer. To learn more about your legal options in Birmingham when pursuing a railroad company negligence claim, contact a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., today by calling 205.414.8160.