Who is liable for a vehicle damaged at the workplace?

Asked on November 13, 2013 under Accident Law, Mississippi


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

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If the vehicle was damaged by an employee during the course and scope of employment, the employer is liable because an employer is liable for the negligence of an employee which occurs during the course and scope of employment.

If the vehicle was damaged by someone other than an employee, the employer / property owner may be liable based on premises liability.

It would be advisable to contact the company's insurance carrier regarding your property damage claim.

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