USLAW TRANSPORTATION COMPENDIUM OF LAW
This compendium is a survey of state law on various issues associated with the derivative negligence claims of negligent entrustment, hiring, retention and supervision in truck accident cases. It examines the elements of proof of each theory by which an employer might be held to have derivative or dependent liability for the conduct of an employee or independent operator, defenses that can be asserted to such claims and whether such theories can support a claim of punitive damages.
The compendium addresses the various ways the states handle these issues. We believe it will be an important resource for members of the transportation industry.
Kevin L. Fritz
The compendium was compiled from information submitted by USLAW transportation attorneys from across the country. All of these attorneys and their firms handle transportation cases on a regular basis and understand the legal issues that are importation to the transportation industry.
Note: This compendium is designed to be a general reference guide and not an exhaustive analysis of each state’s law. Each state has various nuances and exceptions that may be applicable to the particular case at hand. This compendium is not intended to be a substitute for contacting your USLAW firm or an attorney should any questions arise.