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Negligent Supervision

Did the Truck Company Negligently Supervise the Truck Driver?

The negligent supervision cause of action in a truck wreck case is a legal claim that can be brought against a trucking company or other employer when they fail to properly supervise their employees, leading to an accident. In the context of a truck wreck case, this can include a claim that the trucking company failed to properly supervise its drivers, resulting in an accident caused by the driver's negligence.

To prove negligent supervision, the plaintiff (usually the injured party or their representative) must show that the defendant (the trucking company or employer) had a duty to supervise the driver, that they breached that duty by failing to provide adequate supervision, and that the breach caused the accident.

Examples of negligent supervision in a truck wreck case could include failure to properly train or monitor drivers, failure to enforce safety policies, or failure to discipline drivers who have a history of unsafe driving.

If the plaintiff can demonstrate that the defendant's negligence in supervising 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.

Trucking companies and employers have a duty to properly supervise their employees, including drivers. By providing adequate training, monitoring, and enforcement of safety policies, they can help prevent accidents caused by employee negligence and avoid potential liability for negligent supervision.

Negligent supervision occurs when a party fails to reasonably monitor or control the actions of an employee.  If a trucking company knows one of its drivers struggles with a substance abuse and continues to employ him, it is likely to be liable under a theory of negligent supervision if he causes an accident because he is impaired by drugs.

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.


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