What todo about an accident that occurred in a company vehiclele on company time?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What todo about an accident that occurred in a company vehiclele on company time?

Husband received a ticket for causing an accident. This was while he was at work and in a work vehicle. We don’t think the manager at the time reported it to corporate and now he is receiving threatening letters from the other person’s insurance company to pay up for damages. What can we do? They’re threatening judgment when the company should have taken care of it.

Asked on September 8, 2011 under Accident Law, Colorado

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If your husband was involved in an automoble accident and received a citation for the accident while he was driving a work vehicle during the course and scope of his employment, he needs to contact his own insurance company for his own automobile(s) about what happened and report the incident as soon as possible.

Your husband also needs to follow instructions from his own claims representative under his own personal automobile insurance policy concerning the incident and cooperate with the representative in providing all needed information.

Likewise, he needs to meet with his work supervisor again about what happened and make sure the accident is properly reported through work as a work related mishap and that he receive written confirmation from work that the accident has been reported.

Good luck.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption