Negligent Hiring in Truck Accidents in Kansas City
Holding Trucking Companies Accountable for Their Employees
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 Kansas City truck accident 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 both Missouri and Kansas. Call us today at (816) 484-3776 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.
A negligently hired trucker may have:
- Previous accidents in which he/she 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 in truck crashes. 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.
Call Dempsey & Kingsland
Trial attorneys Bob Kingsland and Lee Dempsey have over 100 years of combined experience in litigation related to negligent hiring in truck crashes. Our firm also has a solid team of in-house and on-call professionals to support your case.