Negligent Hiring of Truck Drivers
Holding Employers Responsible for Hiring Unqualified Drivers
When hiring truck drivers, trucking companies have a responsibility to ensure that they only offer employment to qualified candidates. This means several things. The driver must have a valid commercial driver’s license and have a clean driving history. The truck company should also perform a criminal background check and drug testing to ensure that the driver doesn’t use substances that can impair his or her ability to drive safely. When employers fail to take these steps and hire someone unqualified, they can share liability if a truck accident were to occur.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is critical that you hire an attorney as soon as possible to begin investigating your accident. The sooner liability is established, the sooner you can pursue the compensation you are rightfully due for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your accident. At Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, we have decades of experience negotiating and litigating complex truck accident cases and are fully prepared to do whatever it takes to ensure that you receive a fair amount of compensation. Call us today to schedule a free case review with a Brooklyn truck accident attorney.
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Employees vs. Independent Contractors
It is not uncommon for truck companies to try and avoid liability for an accident by claiming that a driver was not an employee, but an independent contractor. These types of cases can be extremely contentious because truck accidents typically involve catastrophic injuries and very high damages reaching into the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. If you have found yourself in this situation, you can’t afford to go without highly qualified representation. With Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices on your side, you can rest assured that our team has the in-depth legal knowledge, resources, and drive it takes to ensure that liable parties do not escape punishment for the wrongs they have committed.
Representing the Injured in Brooklyn & The Bronx
At Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices, our Brooklyn truck accident lawyer represents truck accident victims throughout New York City. For the past two decades, we have handled a wide range of truck accident cases, including those involving negligent hiring, driver error, improper maintenance, drunk/drugged driving, and Hours of Service violations leading to fatigued driving. We have recovered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements throughout our years in practice and are backed by glowing testimonials by our former clients.
Time is limited to file a truck accident claim, so don’t wait to contact Koenigsberg & Associates Law Offices today.