When a truck driver speeds or drives recklessly, it is usually not a one-time event. For this reason, it is important for trucking companies to check driver backgrounds and hire qualified drivers who do not put other motorists at risk.
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, our attorneys represent the victims of truck driver negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured by a reckless or speeding driver, we will spend the time and resources it takes to obtain the compensation you deserve. We handle truck accidents caused by speeding, reckless driving, improper passing and other negligence.
Pre-Employment Screening Of Tractor-Trailer Drivers
The Department of Transportation Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) helps trucking companies make informed hiring decisions by providing access to a driver's crash and inspection records. The state's motor vehicle records (MVR) contain information about each driver's past convictions for speeding, reckless driving and other offenses. By accessing both the PSP and MVR, trucking companies can identify unsafe drivers and avoid bad hires.
Unfortunately, some trucking companies save money by hiring drivers that a more responsible employer would not put on the road. Following an accident, our lawyers will take the necessary steps to preserve and review available evidence such as whether the driver:
- Was involved in past crashes
- Failed roadside inspections for overweight and unsafe vehicles
- Has a history of traffic violations for speeding or reckless driving
- Has been arrested for DUI
Our law firm is here to hold reckless truck drivers and trucking companies accountable and provide your family with the legal support and guidance you need.
Contact Our Ohio Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
Call 614-360-2706 now to set up a free consultation with a Columbus truck accident attorney at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty.