Georgia Trucking Accidents: Negligent Supervision

There are thousands of trucking accidents that occur in the state of Georgia each year. These accidents are often the result of negligence by one or more parties. Typically, a trucking operator is one of the parties that engages in some type of negligence which causes your injuries. However, in some scenarios, the trucking company that hired the operator may be held liable for the injuries of you or your loved one. This can be proven when an attorney discovers facts after an accident that reflect negligence on the part of the company. Company negligence can be the result of several factors. If you or your loved one has been injured in a trucking accident or incident, contact the Persons Firm to determine your rights to relief.

Hiring and Firing

Trucking companies can be held liable for negligence if an injured party successfully proves that the company failed to use proper judgment when hiring a driver. This type of claim can be asserted when a driver is hired even though that driver’s history presented a cause for concern for the safety of others on the roadway. For instance, if a driver has a driving record with a history of speeding, reckless driving, or other factors that tend to indicate carelessness behind the wheel, an injured party may argue that the company knew or should have known of the driver’s propensity to continue these behaviors.

Similarly, a company can be held liable for negligence if it failed to take appropriate action after becoming aware of a problem concerning the driver that could affect the safety of others. For instance, failure to take appropriate action after becoming aware of a problem involving drug or alcohol use or abuse could result in liability. Drug or alcohol abuse while on the job not only violates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration but compromises the safety of anyone on the roadway.

Negligent Supervision

When trucking companies turn a blind eye to the actions of their drivers, accidents and significant injuries are often the catastrophic consequences that follow. Trucking companies have been known to ignore driving restrictions, hazardous weather conditions, and vehicle safety and maintenance to make their businesses more profitable. While there are laws put in place to require compliance with driving restrictions, other violations still occur. When an accident or incident occurs, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate whether negligent supervision contributed to your accident. If so, our attorneys will lodge a claim against the trucking company for their part in an effort to get you the maximum amount of compensation you and your loved ones deserve.

About Persons Firm

The Persons Firm is a personal injury law firm located in Marietta, Georgia. We are an experienced personal injury firm that takes pride in all of our cases. If you or your loved one have been hurt in a trucking accident and you want relief for your injuries, contact us today. Our firm is a trusted Marietta, Georgia personal injury law firm that can meet all of your personal injury needs.