I was driving a company car when I was injured in a crash. Who covers my medical bills?

If you are injured in a car accidentwhile driving a company car, you may wonder who will be responsible for paying your medical bills and Georgia personal injury claim. The answer to this question is dependent on several different factors, including: 
  • If the car is insured, the insurance company your employer has chosen to cover the car will pay for the damages. If the

    employee driving is found to be at fault for the car accident, the employee may be required to reimburse the company for the cost incurred. 
  • Depending on how the employee was using the car at the time of the accident, the employer may be responsible for paying the damages. 
  • If the employee was acting within the scope of his or her job description when the accident took place, then an employer cannot force the employee to pay for the damages. 

To determine who is fault in a Georgia personal injury claim involving a company vehicle, the police and/or court will take into account the evidence presented by an Atlanta injury attorney like Sheryl Burke, including the police report, photos and video, eyewitness accounts, and medical records. 

Having access to a company car can be a privilege, but it also means that you must pay special attention and care when driving on the job to avoid being stuck with the costs of repairs and medical treatment. Call Sheryl Burke, an Atlanta injury attorney, if you are involved in an accident that left you hurt at work and are unsure about what steps to take next. 

Contacting an Atlanta Injury Attorney

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 1-404-842-7838.
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