If someone is driving as part of their job and causes an accident, their employer may often be held liable for the actions of the employee. Though the employer was not present in the car and may have had no direct effect on the situation, they may have still been indirectly responsible for the incident. Companies often have legal teams that work to avoid liability in employee-related accidents, so going up against a company instead of an individual may seem daunting. For this reason, you should always seek the assistance of an experienced Coweta County auto accident attorney for help with your case.
Employers may be held liable for accidents if there was any negligence that occurred in supervising or training the employee. Employers have a duty to adequately train employees for their job tasks, especially if the job includes driving a certain type of vehicle. Additionally, the employer must continue to properly supervise the employees and take proper disciplinary measures if an employee acts dangerously. Negligent training or supervising may include the following:
- Failing to check for valid driver’s license.
- Failing to train employees on a particular type of vehicle they will be driving.
- Failing to adequately track an employee’s actions and respond to any reckless or dangerous behaviors accordingly.
- Allowing a dangerous pattern of behavior to continue while on the job without disciplinary actions.
- Knowing an employee has a history of DUI or other reckless driving and continuing to allow the employee to drive on the job.
Contact a Coweta County accident attorney for a free consultation
Companies may be held liable for accidents under certain circumstances. If you are in an auto accident, you should always contact an experienced auto accident lawyer to discuss a possible legal claim. An attorney can make sure that you bring your claim against all the potentially liable parties for maximum recovery. Do not hesitate to call Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656 for help today.