Birmingham Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Trucking companies have a responsibility to avoid negligent hiring practices that can put unsafe drivers behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler truck. Such drivers may seriously endanger themselves and other motorists on the road, significantly increasing the possibility of a devastating collision occurring. If an unsafe driver is allowed on the road, the company that hired them may be held accountable for these personnel mistakes.
In Birmingham, individuals injured in truck accidents may want to turn to the legal team at Yearout & Traylor, P.C., if they are considering taking legal action against a company that failed to adhere to safe hiring practices. We know what it takes to fight for our clients, and we understand the kind of stress and strain our clients look to avoid by working with an experienced law firm for their claim.
The Risks of Negligent Hiring
Trucking companies have an obligation to others on the road to carefully screen their applicants and keep notably dangerous drivers off the road. The following concerns should be addressed in the hiring process, and trucking companies should avoid hiring drivers who have:
- A history of driving recklessly
- A lack of a valid commercial driver’s license
- A history of substance abuse
- A history of violent outbursts or anger management problems
These kinds of dangerous attributes should be warnings signs in the hiring process that indicate a candidate shouldn’t be employed as a driver. Failure to screen out these candidates may result in an accident that causes other drivers on the road serious harm.
Contact a Negligent Hiring Attorney in Birmingham
If you or someone you love has been injured on the road because of a trucking company’s negligence, a lawyer from Yearout & Traylor, P.C., may be able to assist you through the process of filing a claim against the trucking company for their negligent hiring practices. To learn more about your legal options, call 205-414-8160 today.