While holidays can be a break from work and a time to celebrate, they are also one of the most dangerous times to be on the roads. This is true of almost any holiday that traditionally involves gatherings of family and friends. These gatherings often involve alcohol, and many people attempt to drive their cars home after drinking too much.
When a truck driver is working for a company and causes a crash, the trucking company that employs the driver may be liable for the damage and injuries caused.
In addition, trucking companies may face liability for their own actions or inactions. One common example of trucking company negligence is negligent hiring.
Negligent hiring means the company hired someone to drive a commercial truck when the company knew or should have known the driver was not qualified.
Each day we interact with consumer products without thinking about it. After all, it would make for an extremely stressful life if we worried about whether our brakes will work each time we approach a stop sign. Unfortunately, defective 1 cause injuries in the United States, and there are scores of other products that have the potential to cause harm if they are defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed.
Letting your teenager get behind the wheel of a car and drive away on his or her own is never easy. News reports and researchers highlight the particular dangers of teen driving over the summer. Many organizations have deemed Memorial Day as the start of the “100 deadliest days” for teens on the road.