When an Employee Causes an Accident While Driving at Work in Louisville

When an Employee Causes an Accident While Driving at Work in Louisville

What is the liability for a business owner when their employee causes an accident while driving at work?  What if they are driving their own car or vehicle for work-related purposes at the instruction or with the knowledge of their employer?  Who is responsible for injuries to another driver and/or passenger when someone is driving for work purposes? 

Here in Kentucky, a business owner is not responsible (in most cases) for accidents and injuries caused by employees who are driving to or from work.  However, if an employee is running a business-related errand for their employer or is driving during the hours of their employment or in the course of work the company can be held financially responsible for any past, present or future medical costs for you or those with you who are injured as well as lost wages and just compensation for having to endure your injuries and recover from them.   In essence, the employer can be held liable when their employee causes a motor vehicle accident during the course of their work for the employer, even if it is in their own vehicle.

My name is John Schmidt, and after more than 25 years of experience in car accident and injury cases here in Shepherdsville, Mount Washington, Shelbyville, Taylorsville, Radcliff, Elizabethtown, Jeffersontown or Louisville, Kentucky. I can also assure you that there are often more than one sources of insurance liability that we must investigate in order to make sure our injured clients obtain fair and full compensation for the injuries they have been forced to endure in a car or work truck accident. 

When an employee is responsible for an injury accident while driving at work in Louisville or anywhere in the surrounding counties, you can count on the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates to protect your interests and achieve just compensation on your behalf.

Unfortunately, here in Kentucky there are many cases where the driver who is responsible for a car accident resulting in injuries doesn’t carry enough insurance to cover the extent of the bills, lost wages and other compensation that resulted from that driver’s negligence.  That is why we must consider other sources of insurance such as Uninsured Motorist or UM coverage as well as the insurance of a potential employer for additional sources of potential recovery.  It is always important to look into not only the owner of the vehicle responsible for the accident, but whether or not the accident may be associated with any work they may have been doing at the time of the accident.

What happens when an employee causes an accident while driving at work?  Was the person who caused your injuries carrying out the business of their employer at the time of the accident?  What do you need to know if you are injured in a car accident in Jefferson, Bullitt, Hardin, Spencer, Shelby or Oldham counties in Kentucky? 

We invite you to contact us via e-mail, schedule an appointment or call us today at (502) 509-1490 to get the important advice and counsel required to protect your personal injury claim and achieve full and fair compensation for having to endure and recover from your injuries.