Insights

Home > News & Insights > Insights > Injured Construction Worker Can Pursue Negligent Hiring Suit Against Trucking Company

Share this on:   a b j c

Injured Construction Worker Can Pursue Negligent Hiring Suit Against Trucking Company

Published by on August 27, 2012

A flagman who was struck while working on a highway construction project can proceed with his lawsuit against the truck driver’s company for negligent hiring according to a Circuit Court judge in Rockingham County, Virginia.  More after the break. The flagman was injured after being hit by a car that was rear-ended by a flat-bed […]

A flagman who was struck while working on a highway construction project can proceed with his lawsuit against the truck driver’s company for negligent hiring according to a Circuit Court judge in Rockingham County, Virginia.  More after the break.

The flagman was injured after being hit by a car that was rear-ended by a flat-bed truck.  The truck driver’s reckless driving charge was dismissed in traffic court, but the flagman sued both the driver and his employer for injuries sustained during the accident.  The suit alleged that the truck driver was hired without formal training and had a series of speeding and traffic convictions on his record.  The court will allow the negligent hiring claims to proceed, but the negligent entrustment of the vehicle claim was dismissed.  Read the full news article here (subscription required).

Topics:

Share:   a b j c