Jackson County 18 Wheeler Accident Attorneys
The majority of truck drivers are safety-minded professionals with clean records. But when trucking accidents happen, it often turns out that the trucker behind the wheel was untrained, unlicensed or had a history of bad driving.
Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., represents people who paid a terrible price for negligent hiring of unqualified truck drivers. Our trial lawyers have won settlements and verdicts for serious or fatal accidents by illustrating why the trucking company employee should never have been given the keys.
We handle tractor-trailer accidents and other truck crashes in the greater Kansas City area in both Missouri and Kansas. Call us today at 816-421-6868 for a free initial consultation.
Trucking Company Liability for Negligent Hiring
In any truck accident, we always look into the trucker's record and training as a truck driver. Our investigation frequently finds that the freight company or employer failed to perform adequate background checks or knowingly hired drivers despite black marks in their history:
- Previous accidents in which the driver was found negligent
- A history of traffic citations (speeding, illegal passing, tailgating)
- Convictions for DWI/DUI or other red flags
- Penalties for falsifying logbooks
- No commercial driver's license or a suspended CDL
- No formal training in operating an 18-wheeler
Any of these are grounds to sue the trucking company for negligent hiring. We know what questions to ask to establish liability, and we excel at maximizing compensation for medical care, lost earnings, permanent disability and pain and suffering.
Kansas City Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Trial attorneys Bob Kingsland and Lee Dempsey have 50-plus years of combined experience in personal injury litigation and a solid team of in-house and on-call professionals to support your case. Contact us day or night for a free consultation and prompt investigation.