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Negligent Hiring

Truck Drivers spend long hours on the nations roads and highways. Their trucks cover hundreds of miles per day. Given the inherent danger of a semi-truck it is essential that truck drivers remain focused. Without focused and responsible truck drivers, accidents can occur. Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers to operate the company’s trucks. Failure to do so puts everyone at risk. The trucking company negligence attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates provide years of courtroom experience to those families and individuals who have suffered an injury or the loss of a loved one due to an unqualified truck driver.

Negligent Hiring Situations

Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers. Drivers must be aware of state and federal trucking regulations and follow the guidelines. Failure to do so creates dangerous and potentially deadly situation. Trucking companies often hire unqualified drivers in order to cut costs and increase their profits. In these situations it is the accident victims and their families that pay for the trucking company’s negligence. A trucking company could be held liable for hiring a driver with the following issues:

  • Bad Driving Record
  • History of Accidents and Traffic Violations
  • DWI / DUI Arrests
  • History of Health Issues
  • History of Alcohol Abuse
  • History of Drug Abuse
  • No Commercial Driver’s License

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a trucking company’s negligence the attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates may be able to recover damages on your behalf. This may include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, inability to work, property damage, lost income, or wrongful death. Let the personal injury attorneys at Duke Burleson & Associates get to work for you and your family.

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