Trucking Employer Negligence
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Trucking companies have to deal with a lot when it comes to just the trucks themselves. However, trucking companies are also liable as employers, which means they’re responsible for the actions of the people they employ. Trucking companies are often positioned as “operators,” which means that they’re responsible for selecting competent and licensed individuals to work as drivers. Selecting an incompetent individual could be dangerous both to the driver them self and to those who they share the roads with.
Here at McNabola & Associates, LLC, our experienced Chicago truck accident lawyers are highly experienced in truck accident matters, and we may be able to help you fight for your rights to compensation. We have more than six decades of combined experience helping people who have suffered severe injuries, and we’ve been extraordinarily successful in doing so. Our founding attorney Ted McNabola has been successful in 97% of the cases he has taken, and our firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients to help them deal with the damages they have sustained. We’re powerful advocates for you and your side of the story, and we may be able to help you fight for the justice you deserve after being injured in a trucking accident.
Call McNabola & Associates, LLC today at (312) 888-8700 and request a free initial consultation to find out more about your case.
How Trucking Companies Can Be Negligent as Employers
Just as a company is generally responsible for the conduct of their employees if that conduct causes injuries to someone else, trucking companies are responsible for the conduct of their drivers. This means trucking companies need to make sure that they hire responsible and trustworthy people to operate their trucks. There are many ways in which companies need to do their due diligence in this regard or else they could find themselves being held liable for an accident.
Here are just a few of the ways in which a trucking company can be negligent:
- Failing to properly background check their drivers
- Failing to make sure their drivers are properly licensed
- Failing to properly train their drivers
- Failing to enforce safety policies
- Setting unreasonable driving schedules
- Setting unreasonable deadlines
- Setting illegal, unsafe, or unreasonable payload requirements
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