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Am I responsible
I traveled for a job from Florida to where it snows. My employer had me driver her Florida car in the snow
to pick up her kids. One particular day it snowed for 8 hours straight. I slid on the road and hit a trailer. Her car is not a 4 wheel drive nor does it have the appropriate snow tires. Am I responsible for the wreck?
Asked on February 1, 2019 under Accident Law, Florida
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 2 years ago | Contributor
Your employer, who is the registered owner of the vehicle, is liable for the accident, even though she wasn't there when it occurred. You are not liable for the registered owner's deductible. These cases are usually settled with the insurance company without a lawsuit being filed.
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