Can My Employer Be Held Liable If I’m in a Car Accident While Working?


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For anyone who has to drive a vehicle on company time, knowing what to do if you have a car accident while working is crucial. One of the main reasons for this is because you never want to get behind the wheel of a vehicle without being properly prepared in case you are in a car accident. You need to know that the vehicle is registered and insured. When the police arrive at your accident scene, the last thing you want is to not be able to provide them with all the required information or to be discovered to have been driving a vehicle that was not properly registered or insured.

What to Do If You're in a Car Accident While Working

Assuming the vehicle you are driving for work, whether it is your own personal vehicle or one provided to you by your employer, is properly registered and insured, here are the main factors that decide if your employer is liable if you are in a car accident while working:

  • Your actions were in the scope of your employment duties.
  • Your actions were done while you were on the job.
  • You were performing a job duty that you were hired to perform.
  • Your employer benefited from the work you were doing when the car accident occurred.

The work injury lawyers at Cramer & Martinez, LLP believe the rights and safety of workers should always come first. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients hold negligent employers or third parties accountable for injuring them as well as assisting injured workers and their families with securing financial help for hospital bills, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses.

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