I hit a car while on the job, driving a Company car, I’m a liable for any of the costs?

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I hit a car while on the job, driving a Company car, I’m a liable for any of the costs?

Hey guys, I recently got into a minor car accident, under a grand of costs for the car I hit while it was parked. However, I was on the job, driving a company vehicle while making a delivery. Besides **** off my boss, I’m a liable for any of the costs? The car is insured, and I have a DL. I think i Know the answer but I want to assure myself.

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

the answer can become not clear depending on specifics such as where you were were you doing something job related etc. If you were on the job and doing a job related task the general response pending any specifics is that the companies insurance will cover this incident

On average an individual is liable if not doing a job related activity. If you were you should be covered although again its not black and white. If you were in any way not acting professional that will also be an issue. But assuming you were simply doing your job the answer is probably a yes and you wont have to worry. I would advise a quick phone call to a local lawyer explain everything all the circumstances and get a definite answer so you will be prepared. good luck


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