Poorly Screened Drivers Accidents

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Big rigs, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, and commercial trucks are powerful vehicles that can exceed 40 tons when fully-loaded. Untrained and unqualified drivers can cause massive harm if they are behind the wheel of a large truck.

Trucks are complex pieces of equipment, and inexperienced or untrained drivers may not understand their truck’s mechanical ins-and-outs. They might not drive at an appropriate speed or give their trucks enough room to stop. Young or unqualified drivers may also lack the physical or psychological rigor needed to drive long distances.

Poorly screened truck drivers are a hazard to motorists. Trucking companies are responsible for vetting their drivers and training them to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, many active truck drivers lack sufficient training or are otherwise unqualified to be behind the wheel. 

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If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident, then you should contact a truck accident attorney for wrecks involving poorly screened drivers. Farah & Farah’s attorneys are available 24/7 to help you determine your best options. 

The Hiring Process and Truck Driver Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration oversees the commercial transportation industry. The FMCSA requires trucking companies to hire drivers who have been trained and certified by established standards.

Basic qualifications for truck drivers include:

Trucking companies must adhere to the strict Code of Federal Regulations. The trucking company is responsible for confirming their drivers operate within these rigid safety protocols.

These regulations require that all drivers receive training and testing from qualified instructors. In these training sessions, drivers learn safety maneuvers and techniques for avoiding collisions. Drivers must also demonstrate the ability to transport hazardous or dangerous cargo. 

Companies must also renew testing and certification on a regular basis. Failure to do so could lead to a negligent retention action against the employer. 

What is Hiring Negligence?

It is the trucking company’s duty to verify any driver’s background before they are hired. Trucking companies may be guilty of negligence if they fail to do their due diligence when hiring drivers.

If the trucking company fails to confirm that its employee has the skills necessary to perform their job, they may be liable for any damage or harm the employee inflicts on third parties.  

Hiring negligence may occur when a trucking company:

Every case is different and no two accident causes are the same. That said, victims of accidents involving poorly trained or screened drivers may be able to petition the trucking company for hiring negligence. 

The Truck Driver Attorneys at Farah & Farah Are Ready To Serve Your Case

The truck accident attorneys at Farah & Farah have the expertise and experience required to take on negligent trucking companies. We have pursued maximum compensation and verdict for our clients for over 40 years.

When you hire a truck accident lawyer for wrecks involving poorly screened drivers, our team will:

Trucking companies need to know they cannot put motorists at risk. Let us fight for you! Our legal experts are ready to verify all the details of your case and hold those responsible to account.

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