Atlanta Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Just as an employee is expected to perform their job to the best of their abilities, employers must also fulfill the responsibilities and duties of their job. These responsibilities in the trucking industry include tasks such as hiring new employees, training them, and auditing them later. Overlooking any of these tasks can create problems, with haphazard employee hiring leading to serious danger and putting other drivers at risk. Given that truck driving is already filled with dangers that are inherent to operating a large vehicle, when employers hire incompetent or irresponsible employees it only increases the risk of the job.
If employers fail to follow appropriate hiring protocol and it results in an accident, injury, or worse, they should be held accountable for their thoughtless behavior. In cases such as this, the Atlanta Negligent Hiring Lawyers at Ausband & Dumont are prepared to help you fight against the employer that caused you or your loved one harm.
Signs of Negligent Hiring
Negligent hiring is defined as hiring an employee that has a known dangerous or untrustworthy background. In these cases, the employer may be held liable if this employee behaves in a way that injures another employee or driver. For this reason, employers may be at fault in truck accidents if their employee has a background which should discredit them from truck driving, such as known drug use, a history of DUI or DWI, or many other similarly dangerous activities. Employers may inadequately review potential employees if they fail to:
- Perform a criminal background check
- Check personal references
- Perform regular drug testing
- Check employment history
- Check driving records
- Confirm why an employee left previous employment
- Require physicals
- Perform credit checks
When an employer does not perform these essential tasks, they may be unaware of potential risks the employee brings to a job. By allowing this employee to drive company trucks, the employer puts all other drivers on the road at risk of a dangerous accident that could lead to severe injury or, in the worst cases, death. Such negligent hiring tactics may have serious consequences, which should not go unpunished.
Contact an Atlanta Negligent Hiring Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been negatively affected by a truck accident, which resulted from negligent hiring, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your hardship. An Atlanta employer negligence lawyer at Ausband & Dumont can help you build your claim and make sure that the employer who allowed your injury does not go unpunished. To discuss your specific case and learn more about your rights, call (404) 812-0051 today.