The motor carrier who is usually the trucking company may be liable for independent acts of negligence as well as those of its employees for such things as negligent hiring, supervision, and entrustment. In order to establish a prima fascia case of negligent hiring, these elements must be established:
A cause of negligent retention focuses on the motor carrier’s actual knowledge of the employee’s incompetence after the employee has been hired. The federal motor carrier safety regulations section 383.31 and 383.51 govern the truck driver’s disqualifications and the responsibilities of motor carriers who employ or continue to employ disqualified drivers. Section 391.25 requires an annual inquiry and review of the driver’s driving record.
Similar to negligent hiring and retention, negligent entrustment focuses on the employer’s negligence in entrusting a commercial vehicle to an incompetent driver. In order to prove that the driver may not have been qualified to drive the truck, your attorney would do the following:
If it can be shown that these things were not completed, it could be demonstrated that the truck driver should not have been hired. If you need help with your trucking accident injury claim contact our experienced law firm to give you answers to all of your questions for free in our initial private free consultation meeting with one of our lawyers.
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