Kansas City Negligent Hiring Lawyers

A trucking company has a responsibility to carefully check the background of any potential candidates very closely before hiring. If a person has a significant history of breaking the law or recklessly driving their vehicles, they should be considered unreliable and unfit to hold a truck driving position. Trucking companies that fail to do this basic background work may be found guilty of negligent hiring and be responsible for the costs of any accidents these unfit drivers cause.

If you’ve sustained an injury on the road because of a negligent truck driver, we may be able to help you fight for compensation through a truck accident lawsuit. Call a Kansas City negligent hiring attorney of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, today at 816-531-6006 to find out how we may be able to help you hold the trucking company responsible for their careless actions.

Truck Driving Red Flags

When trucking companies hire drivers, they are supposed to conduct background checks to look for qualities that may make a person unfit or unqualified to hold a position as a regular truck driver. Certain red flags that may arise and should prevent a company from hiring a driver may include the following:

  • Drunk driving arrests
  • Excessive speeding tickets or reckless driving arrests
  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse
  • A history of road rage
  • A prior loss of commercial driving privileges

Drivers who have previously exhibited these behaviors should not be driving for a living as they present a danger to others on the road.

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An injury caused by a particularly negligent or reckless driver may have been avoidable if the trucking company responsible for hiring that driver had done the proper background checks on that individual or foregone hiring them when finding out they were unsuitable. Therefore, if an unsuitable driver was responsible for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation regarding your case, contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, today at 816-531-6006.