Were You Injured By A Truck Driver Who Was Speeding?
Trucking companies have a duty to check driver backgrounds and hire qualified drivers who do not put other motorists at risk.
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.
Holding Trucking Companies Responsible For Hiring Truck Drivers With Previous Traffic Violations
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, our experienced Ohio personal injury 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 find out what happened.
Following the accident, we 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
We have the expertise and skill to hold reckless truck drivers and trucking companies accountable and provide you and your family with the legal guidance needed to get you financial support for your injuries.
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