What if the other driver was driving a company car?
If you’ve been involved in an auto accident and the other driver was driving a company car, you may be wondering what your legal options are. Here’s what you need to know:
- Employers are often liable for their employees’ actions while on the job.
If the driver who hit you was working at the time of the accident, their employer may be held responsible for any damages caused. This is known as the legal principle of vicarious liability, and it applies to many types of situations where an employee causes harm while on the job.
- You may be able to sue both the driver and their employer.
In some cases, it makes sense to file a claim against both the driver and their employer. This can help ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the accident.
- There may be specific laws and regulations that apply to company cars.
If the other driver was driving a commercial vehicle, there may be additional laws and regulations that apply to their employer. For example, commercial drivers may be subject to stricter rules regarding driver qualifications, training, and rest periods. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate these complex legal issues.
- Time is of the essence.
In any car accident case, it’s important to act quickly. Evidence can be lost or destroyed, witnesses’ memories can fade, and the statute of limitations (the deadline for filing a lawsuit) may expire. If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a company car, it’s especially important to act quickly and consult with an attorney as soon as possible.
If you have been involved in a car accident with a commercial vehicle, it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal options. Contact The Ruth Law Team today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation. We can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.
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