Toronto Employer Negligence Lawyers
Operating a semi truck or 18-wheeler on Canadian highways is no easy task. Properly maneuvering a heavy rig with large dimensions requires years of intensive training and experience, making it pivotal for trucking companies carefully hire their drivers, conduct background checks, and provide the necessary training that will allow safe navigation. Unfortunately, many trucking companies skirt over required hiring practices and employ inadequate drivers whose inexperience increases the likelihood of an accident. In these cases, the truck driver’s employer is more responsible for any accidents and ensuing injuries that occur than the driver themselves.
Many employers push drivers to arrive at their destination as soon as possible to increase their profit and decrease the amount of money they invest on gas and other necessary expenses. Consequently, this encourages drivers to breach safety standards and regulations. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our employer negligence lawyers understand truck accidents are among the worst automobile accidents that occur. If your injuries were caused by a careless employer failing to abide by federal safety standards, our dedicated legal team can fight aggressively for restitution for your injuries, losses, and emotional turmoil caused by this accident.
Examples of Employer Negligence
Trucking companies have a duty to properly vet their drivers and monitor unregulated activity, such as driving longer than the federal safety standard or driving under the influence of prescription pills and hyper stimulants to stay awake. Ways employers act negligently include:
- Failing to conduct mandatory drug tests
- Failing to conduct a physical examination of drivers
- Failing to prevent drivers from working long hours
- Poor truck maintenance or infrequent inspections
- Putting drivers on the road without giving them proper training
- Failing to equip trucks with necessary safety mechanisms
- Failing to conduct annual reviews of drivers’ performance
- Failing to conduct background checks on drivers
Finding out why a truck accident occurs requires a thorough investigation of the truck driver, employer, and vehicle history. This information is overwhelming to collect alone, but our resourceful legal team has the necessary skills and perseverance to uncover who is liable for your accident.
Contact an Employer Negligence Lawyer
When a careless company or employer cares more about maximizing profit than the safety of others, the employer negligence lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC believe they deserve to be held accountable for any injuries they cause. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a truck accident, the truck driver’s employer may be more liable for your injuries than you think. You deserve to recover every possible means of restitution available. Don’t hesitate to contact our Toronto offices at (416) 625-2122 today for support and guidance in your case.