Negligent Hiring Attorneys Handling Truck Accident Claims in Georgia
In truck accident cases, there are often numerous issues at play. After a thorough investigation, it may be revealed that the accident was caused by driver fatigue or speeding, among other forms of negligence. At the full-service law firm of Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C., our investigation does not stop there.
Our lawyers dig deep into a truck driver’s background. What if the driver had been fired before for spending too many hours behind the wheel in violation of federal trucking regulations? What if the driver had a long history of speeding tickets? What if the driver had improper training and should have never been hired in the first place? We will hold trucking companies accountable for putting this driver in control of such a dangerous vehicle.
We can help you get results. Since 1983, our Thomasville lawyers have been serving truck accident victims in Georgia and throughout the tri-state area. Along the way, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of negligence.
What Trucking Companies Are Required to Do
Prior to hiring a truck driver, employers are required to review that driver’s safety record, driving history and employment background. Employers are required to go back at least three years and keep all information from those three years on file if the driver is hired.
When conducting our investigation, we may find that the trucking company has not kept a file on the driver, indicating that the company did not bother to conduct a proper background check. When we find that employers have kept files, we often discover that they are incomplete and important details were overlooked. We hold trucking companies accountable in these cases.
Contact an Attorney About Inadequate Driver Training in Thomasville
For a free initial consultation with a personal injury and collision attorney who will work hard to get you compensation after a tractor-trailer accident, call (229) 228-9999, toll free (877) 312-6812 or contact us online today.