Truck Driver Hiring And Truck Accident Lawsuits In Texas
On average, 4,000 people are killed and 100,000 injured in trucking accidents every year in the U.S. Federal regulations regarding the hiring of truck drivers aim to keep truckers with poor records off the roadway in order to minimize the risk of accidents. What happens when trucking companies fail to uphold the regulations?
Truck Driver Hiring And Truck Accident Lawsuits
Regulations regarding truck driver hiring and truck accident lawsuits often go hand in hand. The McCraw Law Group recently handled a case in which an individual was seriously injured in a wreck with a big rig. In this case, the truck driver’s employer had failed to follow up on the driver’s application and driving history during the hiring process.
It turns out that, had the trucking company investigated the truck driver’s past employment, they would have found a number of reportable wrecks, a firing for an at-fault wreck, a firing for a failed drug test, and other indicators that this was not a good hire under the company’s own policies.
Because of the motor carrier’s lack of investigation into the hiring of this unsafe driver, we were able to bring the case directly against the company. If safety regulations were followed, this driver would never have been allowed on the road to be involved in an accident with our client.
In this case, like so many others, it became more than just the facts of the accident but rather about why trucking regulations are so important to public safety and how the wreck could have been prevented had proper hiring practices been followed.
Helping Other Attorneys With Truck Accident Claims
If you’re an attorney who doesn’t regularly investigate and prosecute truck accident claims, the Texas 18 wheeler accident lawyers at The McCraw Law Group can help. We can partner with you to ensure that your clients get the highest degree of representation and ensure that your clients are cared for with compassion and understanding.
We know that, as an attorney, your reputation is on the line when you make a client referral, and we will not let you down. We strive to provide high-quality representation to all clients, including referrals, in a way that enhances your professional reputation.
If you have been injured in an 18 wheeler accident, contact The McCraw Law Group today at 972-854-7900 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and discuss your claim with an experienced Texas truck accident attorney.