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The driver’s conduct in causing the collision is often unreasonable or careless. For example, he may have been distracted by a cell phone, radio or eating. He may have chosen to drive when he was drowsy, or he may have been exceeding the speed limit when the crash occurred. We look at all aspects of the driver’s conduct when assessing negligence.
With respect to the driver’s company, we look at the sufficiency of training, investigation of the driver’s qualifications before hiring, regular equipment inspection, and maintenance, enforcement of drug and alcohol policies and maximum driving hours. In addition, a driver’s employer is vicariously liable for its employee’s negligence when it occurs within the course and scope of employment.
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