When a driver is using a company vehicle, whether for work-related trips, deliveries, or anything in between, the driver's company may be held liable for any accident or damage that is caused by them if it can be shown that the company OR the driver was negligent. Many injuries are due to distracted driving such as: texting while driving, being distracted behind the wheel and other negligent behaviors behind the wheel.
These can be extremely complicated and heavily litigated cases because companies often have teams of lawyers at their disposal and many companies have employees that begin investigating and protecting the company from the moment a company vehicle wreck occurs. That is why you need a skilled motor vehicle accident attorney with experience investigating and winning company vehicle accident claims on your side. The team at Cedrick D. Forrest Law, PLLC stands ready to guide you through this time. Attorney Cedrick D. Forrest has fought and won against many companies responsible for vehicle wrecks and is willing to take your matter on the way to trial if necessary.
From courtroom litigation to insurance company negotiations, Cedrick D. Forrest Law is here for you.
The Company Can Be Held Responsible for Your Injuries
Generally speaking, the company of the driver responsible will be liable for the actions of their employees, so long as the employee is acting as an "agent" for the company at the time in the course and scope of employment. In certain cases, both the driver and company may be held accountable if they were driving while texting, distracted behind the wheel, or negligent in any way.
Employers may also be held liable for negligence, such as:
Lack of employee supervision
Poor hiring practices
Failing to verify an employee's license
Failing to thoroughly train drivers
Lack of company vehicle maintenance
If you were hit by a fleet vehicle, delivery truck, utility company truck, delivery van, city bus, garbage truck, corporate automobile, box trailer, or any other kind of company or commecial vehicle, talk to our team at Cedrick D. Forrest Law today and request a a free case review.