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Cedar Rapids Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Semi-trucks are a familiar sight on the highways and byways of the state of Iowa, and it is an unfortunate but unavoidable fact that truck accidents are an inevitable occurrence given the number of 18-wheelers on the road and the amount of miles that they travel. Trucking companies have a responsibility to hire people whose past experience and driving record do not suggest that they pose a danger to traffic safety. Sadly, this objective is not always achieved.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, an experienced attorney can help you to determine what the underlying cause of the collision may have been. Depending upon the discoveries made in such an investigation, you may be able to take legal action against a negligent trucking company.
Truck Driver Warning Signs
Virtually every employment interview and hiring process has some mechanism by which to gain information about a job applicant’s past personal and professional record. In some cases, this is restricted to self-reporting, and in others it involves detailed background investigations. Obviously, the specific details should be crafted to the nature of the job responsibilities for the available position and must remain in accordance with the law.
Some indicators against hiring for a commercial trucking job include:
- Frequent motor vehicle accidents
- Arrests and/or convictions for DUI/DWI
- Record of aggressive driving
- Certain medical conditions (possibly including epilepsy and narcolepsy)
- Falsified training, licensure or certifications
Let us help you ensure that you receive the full scope of financial compensation that you are due for your truck accident. Contact the Cedar Rapids employer negligence lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.