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Truck Companies and Negligent Hiring Practices

Commercial trucks have the very real tendency to collide with motor vehicles and cause serious injury to accident victims in the passenger vehicles. Because of the high risk for injury in the case of an accident, commercial truck drivers are required to undergo a rigorous training program and pass an extensive case to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Once they receive a CDL, they should continue to pass tests to renew the CDL when necessary. Unfortunately, many trucking companies end up hiring less qualified drivers in order to pay them less and save some money. If you are injured by an unqualified driver, call an experienced truck accident attorney in Peachtree City today.

Unfortunately, one common act of negligence that some trucking companies do on a regular basis is negligent hiring of truck drivers. If a company hires a driver who is unqualified, untrained, or has a poor driving history, they are putting all motorists at risk on the road. However, trucking companies engage in the following practices entirely too often:

  • Hiring a truck driver without holding a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL)

  • Hiring a truck driver with numerous offenses on their driving record

  • Hiring a truck driver that does not pass a drug test

  • Hiring a truck driver with certain criminal convictions on their record

  • Hiring a truck driver with serious and untreated medical conditions

Contact a Peachtree City truck accident lawyer for a free consultation

If an unqualified truck driver caused an accident and you suffered injury, you deserve to be fully and properly compensated by the trucking company that hired the unqualified driver. An experienced truck accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you take on these trucking corporations, and will not be intimidated by the company’s legal team or insurance agents. Instead, our attorneys will be zealous advocates for you and will work to make sure you receive a just settlement. Call out office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia