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Company Vehicle Accidents

Company Vehicle Accidents

Accidents Caused by Company Vehicles

Company vehicles are cars, vans, trucks, and buses that are owned and operated by a company to be used by employees or agents of that company. Company vehicles are often used to carry work equipment, haul goods, or transport passengers, but may also be used for work-related employee transportation. Unfortunately, like all other cars and trucks on the road, company vehicles can be involved catastrophic and deadly collisions.

TYPES OF COMPANY VEHICLES

A company vehicle can be any vehicle used by an employee of that company. Here are a few examples of company vehicles:

WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR COMPANY VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?

Companies are generally responsible for the actions of their employees when their employees are acting as agents for the company. This means that when a company vehicle is involved in an accident, the driver and/or company may be liable for damages. The driver may be responsible if negligence played a role in the accident; additionally, employers may be liable for:

  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Failure to verify proper licensing/certification
  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Failure to maintain vehicle

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