Determining liability for a truck accident can be a complex task. The driver of the truck is not the only person who may be liable for a serious or fatal collision – depending on the circumstances of the accident, there may be one or more other parties that can be held legally responsible. In some cases, the truck driver’s employer may be to blame for a serious accident.
To learn more about employer negligence after a truck accident in Pasadena and to discuss what options may be available, consult with a truck accident lawyer with our firm today.
What Constitutes Employer Negligence?
Trucking companies can exhibit negligence in several ways, including:
- Hiring a driver without a valid CDL
- Hiring a driver with a history of accidents
- Hiring a driver with a history of traffic infractions
- Hiring an inexperienced/inadequately trained driver
- Retaining a driver, the company knows to be unqualified
Because of the high nationwide demand for truck drivers, many truck companies are cheaply hiring new drivers without adequate experience or training and putting them in charge of the safe operation of 80,000-pound trucks. Without proper defensive driving and collision avoidance training, inexperienced drivers have an increased risk of causing an accident when they are forced to make split-second decisions in emergency situations. Other common forms of employer negligence that could lead to a truck accident claim include hiring drivers with a history of alcohol or drug use and failing to perform proper background checks on prospective hires.
Schedule a Consultation for Help Determining Employer Negligence After a Truck Crash
When you’ve been in a serious accident, you need someone on your side to fight for the justice you deserve. At Haines Law, P.C., we are committed to offering exceptional legal representation at affordable rates.
Fearless in the face of insurance companies, our experienced legal team is prepared to guide you through your case with personalized and dedicated representation. When you choose our firm, we will launch an investigation of your accident to determine exactly what happened, who can be held responsible, and how much your case could potentially be worth. There is a statute of limitations for Texas truck accident cases, so do not delay in getting in touch with us.