San Diego Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Driver error isn’t the only cause of truck driving accidents. In fact, there are many scenarios in which the trucking company acted recklessly or carelessly and could be held liable for the accident. An example of this is trucking companies that hire drivers and employees without conducting a proper background check or taking other precautions to determine their driving capability and skills.
At Ritter & Associates, we know how difficult it can be when you’ve been injured by a truck driver who was negligently hired, especially when the accident caused some type of disability or has prevented you from going to work. If you or someone you know has been injured in a truck accident by a driver who wasn’t fit to be behind the wheel, contact our San Diego negligent hiring lawyers at (619) 296-0123 today and schedule a free consultation.
Determining Negligent Hiring
Accidents involving 18-wheelers can cause serious damage to your vehicle as well as your overall health. A trucking company could be held liable for negligent hiring if they knowingly hired an employee who:
- Has a large number of traffic violations or history of accidents on their record
- Tested positive for illegal drug use
- Has had his or her driver’s license suspended or revoked
- Does not have the necessary drivers license or qualifications
If a trucking company hires a driver with any of the above on their permanent records, they are willingly putting other motorists at risk of an accident. If you believe this was the case in your accident, contact a qualified attorney today.
For more information about taking legal action against a reckless trucking company, contact a San Diego negligent hiring attorney of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123. Our legal team is devoted to righting wrongs that have been done to innocent motorists.