Can You Get a Larger Settlement When in a Car Accident with a Company Vehicle?

If you were driving a company vehicle and were within the scope of your employment, the damages will be paid through workers’ compensation and will usually amount to less than through a regular claim. If you were hit by a company vehicle, the company could be held liable.

In case the injured victim was driving a company vehicle at the time of the auto accident, meaning he or she was on duty, the damages will be paid through worker's compensation, which is usually less than how much a regular accident claim would bring. If, however, the victim was hit by a company vehicle, different laws will apply. If an employee injures someone while acting within the scope of his employment, the company can be held liable, as companies are responsible for the negligent behavior of their employees. The company might also be held liable if the employee was not on duty at the time of the accident but was still driving a company vehicle. For plaintiffs, this is usually an advantage as there is another entity that can pay damages.

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