If I was involved in an at-fault accident in a company vehicle, can my employer force me to cover the cost to repair the other vehicle?

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If I was involved in an at-fault accident in a company vehicle, can my employer force me to cover the cost to repair the other vehicle?

Asked on January 22, 2014 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

if you were involved in an at-fault car accident in a company vehicle, it would depend on a number of factors and your state's case law. Were you in the car doing an errand for the company or in the course and scope of your employment? If so, your employer cannot make you pay. His or her insurance may try to fight it out with your insurance company. Consider also whether you are insured through your employer or if you had to carry separate insurance.


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