Can I sue the owner of a company if his employee was driving his company truck without a license?

Stopped traffic and I was given the permission to make a left turn out of a parking lot. Traffic going southbound. I looked and northbound was free, so I tried to make the left. A truck going southbound went onto the northbound lane trying to get into a gas station on the

northbound side, not expecting anyone coming out of driveway, hit me on the passenger side. The driver has no license and I would like the owner of the company to pay for my damages.

Asked on December 29, 2017 under Accident Law, New York

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can file a lawsuit for negligence, naming both the company and its owner as defendants. 
Your damages ( monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the property damage ( cost of repairs) to your vehicle.
Depending on the amount of your damages, you might be able to file your lawsuit in small claims court. Upon prevailing in the case, you can recover court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee.


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