Company Vehicle Accident Attorney
Injured in a Collision While Driving the Company Vehicle?
If you suffered an injury in an accident while operating the company vehicle,
you may be eligible to recover
workers’ compensation benefits from your employer. However, the process of obtaining your benefits
may be complicated, especially if your employer fails to cooperate or
if your initial claim was denied.
Law Office of Wax & Wax, we are dedicated to pursuing the benefits and justice our clients deserve.
Our Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to investigate
your accident, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and
guide you through the complexities of the legal system.
What is Respondeat Superior?
The relationship between employers and employees who drive company vehicles
falls under the “respondeat superior” legal doctrine. This
means employers have a legal responsibility for their employees’
actions while “acting within the scope of their employment,”
which includes paying for injuries and property damage caused by an employee
while driving a company vehicle. If you suffered an injury while driving
a company vehicle, no matter if it was your fault or not, you are eligible
for workers’ compensation.
On the other hand, if the employee was injured to a third party’s
negligence, the employee may bring a civil claim against the driver or
his or her insurance company. A civil claim is brought if you suffered
injuries because of the fault or negligence of the other driver.
While workers’ compensation can include reimbursement for the employee’s
medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and a portion of wages lost from
being out of work, you can recover payments for any physical or mental
pain and suffering through a civil lawsuit.
Call (818) 946-0608 to Request a Free Consultation Today
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our Glendale workers’
compensation lawyers understand what it takes to help you obtain your
benefits. Do not risk handling the complex legal system on your own and
let us take care of everything while you recover from injury.
Contact us and schedule a
free case evaluation.