Kansas City Negligent Hiring Attorneys

Railroad companies have a responsibility to be particularly selective in choosing employees for their train operations. These operators carry significant responsibilities, making the company at fault whenever an employee has a clear history of dangerous conduct, but are placed in a safety-sensitive position anyways. If a person is injured as a result of this negligent hiring, the railroad company may be legally liable for the cost of those injuries.

An injury caused by a careless railroad employee’s errors may be grounds for a lawsuit against the company for negligent hiring. To learn more about your options if you’ve sustained an injury in this way, contact a Kansas City negligent hiring lawyer of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-531-6006.

Consequences of Hiring a Dangerous Employee

Railroad companies need to be very careful about who they allow to work on their tracks and their trains. Allowing otherwise dangerous employees to work in these areas may result in unsafe conditions for passengers and others. In particular, the following may lead to an injury:

  • An employee not understanding basic safety protocol
  • An employee not understanding safety regulations for their specific job
  • An employee with a dangerous history causing a fight or accident
  • An employee with a history of addiction causing an accident

As employees can be held liable for their actions, so too can railroad companies be held responsible when their hiring process allows otherwise dangerous or drastically under-qualified employees to operate on or around trains.

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If you or someone you love has been injured because of a railroad company’s thoughtless hiring, we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. To discuss your options in more detail with a knowledgeable legal advisor, contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, at 816-531-6006.