Wednesday, November 23, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE? What is negligent hiring?
Employers must employ "fit" employees. Henley v. PGCo., 503 A.2d 1333. Knowledgeable personal injury lawyers in Baltimore are aware that en employer has an affirmative obligation refuse to employ those who may put their customers "at risk" or injury. A plaintiff injured by an employee, who wants to recover from that persons employer must show 1] the employee was incompetent and this incompetence put customers at foreseeable risk, 2] that the employer knew, or should have known, or the incompetence 3] the employee did something that injured the customer, and 4] which the seasoned personal injury lawyer in Baltimore recognizes as the most difficult hurdle, show that the hiring was the "proximate cause of the injury" [MPJI 19:4]. There must be a "nexus" between the negligent hiring and the subsequent harmful act. Henely. The courts look to whether the harm was "foreseeable" with respect to the type of harm, and the identity of the plaintiff.