Can I Sue A Company If Their Employee Crashes Their Vehicle Into Mine?
Whether you can sue a company if their employee crashes a vehicle – not only a company owned vehicle but, under certain circumstances, even the employee’s own personal vehicle – into yours depends on several factors. Among the decisive factors is whether or not the driver was “acting within the scope of their employment.” The New York injury lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your car accident, help you establish liability, and collect compensation from the responsible party, whether that is an individual driver or their employer.
Call for a free consultation today at 516-932-0400.
Evaluating The Employer’s Responsibility
In many cases, when an employee is driving during work hours and for work purposes, their employer is responsible for their actions. This responsibility is known as “vicarious liability.”
Determining what tasks specifically fall under “the scope of employment” or whether an employer-employee relationship, sufficient to impose vicarious liability, actually existed can sometimes be difficult to establish. Our legal team will investigate the details of your case to determine whether or not the employer is responsible for your injuries and other losses.
An employer would likely be responsible for the employee’s actions in the following situations:
- Making sales calls during work hours
- Attending a service appointment
- Running work-related errands during work hours
- Operating a mode of public transportation
- Making deliveries (this can include truck drivers, mail carriers, food delivery drivers, etc.)
Actions such as commuting to and from work or running personal errands after work hours are likely not be included in the employer’s liability. Many situations can complicate liability, making it more important than ever to work with a New York car accident lawyer.
The employer and its insurer may try to fight your claim, stating that they are not responsible for the driver’s actions. In cases where the facts suggest otherwise, our team will work to build the strongest case possible demonstrating the employer’s liability for the driver’s actions.
If the employer is truly not responsible for the drivers’ actions, then we will seek compensation from the driver and seek to collect from the driver’s insurance carrier… In either case, we will fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
We Can Help Establish Fault for Your Accident, No Matter How It Happened
We accept most car accident cases including, but not limited to those caused by:
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring road signs and local laws
- Fatigued driving
- Mechanical failure accidents
- Poor weather
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressive driving/road rage
We also handle truck accidents resulting from drivers violating hours of service regulations.
It is important that we evaluate the details of your case to determine who is responsible. Call us today at 516-932-0400.
Collect Compensation For Your Damages
Car accidents can be very costly on every level. From property damage to your car, to medical costs for your treatment, to lost earnings due to time missed from work, to the emotional costs of inconvenience to you and your family, to your pain and suffering due to all the trauma of the accident.
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you evaluate your legal options, determining whether you should file a case against the employee or their employer with the goal of obtaining the greatest amount possible to compensate you for your injuries and damages.
In cases where an employer is liable, it is significant to note that employer insurance coverages are often higher than personal insurance policies and this will give us a greater chance of collecting the maximum amount of compensation for you.
We will fight to collect compensation for any of your sustained damages including:
- Current medical bills
- Anticipated medical needs
- Lost wages/benefits
- Diminished earning capacity, if your injuries keep you from returning to your job or require you to take a lesser-paying job
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one in an employee car accident, our legal team will build a wrongful death case and collect compensation for your losses. Let our team seek justice for your loved one. Call today to learn more about filing a wrongful death claim: 516-932-0400.
Act Quickly to Avoid the Risk Recovering Nothing for Your Injuries and Other Losses
Act quickly. It can take some time to investigate and build your case, especially if the employer is at fault. Additionally, it can become harder to collect some pieces of evidence and witnesses could forget important details of the accident. The sooner you contact us the greater our opportunity to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you navigate your case while ensuring that we stay within this important time limit.
Work With A New York Car Accident Lawyer Today
Navigating a complicated car accident case can be overwhelming. Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has the experience to help you navigate your employee car accident case. We will represent your case with no out-of-pocket expense to you, fighting to collect the compensation that you deserve to move past your injuries.
We never collect any fees unless and until you obtain compensation. Our multilingual staff is ready to assist you in any of the following languages:
Call us for a free consultation today at 516-932-0400.