Did the Truck Company Negligently Hire the Truck Driver?
The negligent hiring cause of action in a truck wreck case is a legal claim that can be brought against a trucking company, broker, or shipper when they hire a driver who is unqualified or unfit for the job, and the driver subsequently causes an accident.
To prove negligent hiring, the plaintiff (usually the injured party or their representative) must show that the defendant (the trucking company, broker, or shipper) knew or should have known that the driver posed a risk of harm to others yet hired them anyway. This can include failure to conduct a thorough background check or verify the driver's qualifications, such as their driving record, experience, or training.
If the plaintiff can demonstrate that the defendant's negligence in hiring the driver led to the accident, they may be able to recover damages for their injuries, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses.
It is important for trucking companies, brokers, and shippers to conduct proper due diligence when hiring drivers, including verifying their qualifications and conducting a thorough background check. By doing so, they can help prevent accidents caused by unqualified or unfit drivers and avoid potential liability for negligent hiring.
Why Hire a Truck Accident Attorney in Colorado?
Simply put, hiring an experienced truck accident attorney after your accident gives you the best possible chance of ending up with a good outcome in a very bad situation. Numerous parties may be liable for your injuries, and an experienced attorney from Hagen Nares PLLC will be able to identify those parties and determine how best to pursue compensation. The introduction of these other parties, as well as the complicated web of statutes and regulations, means that pursuing a claim requires a special level of expertise.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Colorado Today
At Hagen Nares PLLC, we have successfully represented clients who were involved in a trucking accident. We understand the laws established by the State of Colorado as well as federal law and will make sure that each party who is liable is held accountable. You don't have to face this alone–call 720-772-8513 today to schedule Free Consultation.