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San Antonio Truck Accidents Caused by Negligent Hiring

Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and often they result in serious injury and cause significant damage. In some cases, truck accidents can be attributed to negligent hiring practices on behalf of trucking companies. If a trucking company fails to properly vet and train their drivers, they put everyone on the road at risk, and can be held liable for any damages caused by the drivers they hired.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident in San Antonio that you believe was caused by negligent hiring practices, The Aguirre Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation you deserve with the help of our experienced truck accident attorneys. Call us today at (210) 538-6477 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today.

Why Choose To Work With The Aguirre Law Firm?

Filing a claim can be a confusing process, which is why The Aguirre Law Firm is here to help. When you choose us to represent you, you will get:

  • Services Tailored To Your Needs: our goal is to help you get the most possible compensation to cover your losses. We will take the time to get to know you and your goals so that we can tailor our services to suit your needs.
  • A Team With A Successful Track Record: we have a track record of success with our past clients, and work hard to obtain every client the most possible compensation in their claim.

What Obligations Do Trucking Companies Have When Hiring?

There are specific regulations trucking companies must adhere to when hiring drivers that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) outlines. These regulations are for the safety and well-being of everyone on the road. If they fail to adhere to these regulations the company can be held responsible for damages caused should the unqualified driver be involved in an accident.

What are the requirements a trucking company must adhere to when hiring a professional driver?

  • Review the driver’s driving record – thoroughly examine the driver record of potential drivers to ensure they demonstrate safe driving practices and possess a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Conduct a road test – administer a driving test to evaluate the driver skills and abilities of potential drivers
  • Conduct a through investigation – prior to employment, trucking companies must conduct a comprehensive investigation into the prior employment history of potential drivers to verify their experience and performance
  • Obtain a valid medical examination certificate – prior to hiring, trucking companies must obtain a medical examination certificate from a certified medical source that confirms the driver is physically fit to operate the commercial vehicle safely in accordance with regulatory standards

How Much Time Do You Have To File A Claim?

In Texas you generally have two years to file your claim after a truck accident. If you fail to file within this time frame you may be barred from ever obtaining compensation for your losses. It is therefore crucial to hire an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident so that you get the professional help you need to file your claim in time to meet the statute of limitations.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there may be some exceptions to the allotted time frame. An experienced truck accident attorney in San Antonio will be able to help you determine the time frame you have in your specific case.

Let The Aguirre Law Firm Team Handle Your Claim

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident and you suspect it was caused by negligent hiring practices our team at the Aguirre Law Firm may be able to help you. Call us today at (210) 538-6477 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t go through it alone, Aguirre Law Firm can help.

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