Iowa Negligent Hiring Lawyers
Millions of adults and children rely on public transportation in the form of buses to travel from home to work or school. Riding the bus is a good way to avoid contributing to pollution and traffic buildup. However, when you ride the bus, you put your life and wellbeing in the hands of the bus driver. If the bus company hires a reckless driver, you can be subjected to erratic, unsafe driving and even devastating collisions.
State and local governments set the requirements for bus drivers, which typically include special training and licensing. When a bus company ignores such rules, they may hire a dangerous driver. If you have been hurt due to a reckless bus driver, the bus company may be responsible for your financial compensation. Contact a qualified Iowa negligent hiring attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your situation.
Bus Driver Licensing
Besides state-mandated training and education, school bus and city bus drivers must have their commercial driver’s license, or CDL. Some components of CDL classes include:
- A test regarding rules and regulations of driving a bus
- An exam for the rules of the road
- A road test demonstrating bus-driving skills
- An additional endorsement to have the ability to drive with passengers
Also, bus drivers must pass physical examinations testing their eyesight accuracy, color vision, field of vision, and hearing. These tests help ensure that bus drivers are fully prepared to do their job prior to transporting passengers. Unfortunately, some negligent employers may attempt to get around these restrictions and hire unqualified drivers, putting countless passengers and other drivers at risk of serious injury.
The federal Department of Transportation keeps a record of all CDL violations, so bus driver employers can easily find out if a driver has had previous warnings for reckless or unsafe driving. If they hire an unlicensed driver or one with past faults, the consequences can be disastrous. To fight back if you have been injured by the careless actions of a negligent bus driver, contact an Iowa negligent hiring lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.