Oklahoma Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Commercial truck drivers spend long hours on the road and log thousands of miles behind the wheel of his or her truck in order to deliver goods to states and cities across the nation. These drivers must be on constant alert in order to stay safe on the road. Because 18-wheelers or semi trucks are large, unwieldy, and often carry heavy cargo loads, any accident involving one of these vehicles could have serious consequences.
Trucking companies are obligated to hire qualified employees to drive their trucks. If they fail in this duty to you, they may be placing inexperienced or reckless drivers into powerful, potentially dangerous vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial truck accident, contact the tenacious Oklahoma negligent hiring attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for a free consultation. We can work to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Examples of Negligent Hiring
There are nearly 3.2 million truck drivers or truck-related workers in the nation. Although these drivers are supposed to comply with state and federal regulations, companies often hire unqualified drivers in order to increase their own profit. The trucking company could be accused of negligence if they hire an employee with the following problems:
- Lack of proper training
- No commercial driver’s license
- Substance abuse issues
- Certain medical or psychological problems
- DUI/DWI arrest
- Bad driving record with a history of accidents or other moving violations
If a truck driver is unqualified or has a bad driving history, he or she could be dangerous on the road. Thus, it is important that trucking companies thoroughly check a driver’s credentials before allowing him or her to drive an 18-wheeler or semi truck.
If you or someone you love has been hurt due to improper hiring, you can help discourage this terrible act of negligence by holding the trucking company responsible for its carelessness. Contact the Oklahoma negligent hiring lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 today to speak with a legal professional about your case.