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Employer Liability in a Car Accident Case

Employer Liability in a Car Accident Case

Many workers are required to drive a company vehicle to fulfill their work duties. However, commercial drivers, just like any other driver, can be involved in a collision. If you are a commercial driver and are involved in a car accident, you might be wondering who will be liable for your injuries. Our Houston car accident attorneys explain who will be responsible if you were injured.

Who Is Responsible in a Work-Related Car Accident?

If you are a commercial driver or were using a company car during an accident, your employer will likely be liable for the damages. However, you will need to ensure that the circumstances of the accident were within the limits of your contract for the vehicle and its use. For example, if you are an independent contractor driving your own car and you were at fault or the accident, you might be responsible for covering the damages.

Below we have put together a list of employer responsibilities for company cars:

  • Your employer should provide up-to-date insurance and registration for all company cars.
  • Your employer should create clear policies for company car use.
  • Your employer should have a register for all drivers and a copy of their valid driver’s license.
  • Your employer is also responsible for keeping vehicles well maintained, having up-to-date vehicle log track and emergency supplies.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

If you were injured in a work-related car accident, and your employer is failing to provide you with the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced attorney on your side. An attorney can develop a strong case on your behalf to find the contributing factors of the accident and calculate the compensation you need to cover medical bills and lost wages. In many cases, car accidents occur because the company failed to adequately maintain the company vehicles.

Contact our Houston car accident lawyers today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a case review!