What happens if you get in a car accident in a company car is the same process you would follow after an accident in your personal vehicle. You are entitled to the same compensation you would receive if you had driven your car. That’s because the at-fault driver bears financial liability for their negligence no matter what car you were in at the time of the collision.
If the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you could also be entitled to compensation from the company car’s insurance provider – just as your uninsured motorist coverage would compensate you if you were in your private vehicle. However, your case is slightly more complicated because multiple parties are involved. Our legal team will help you navigate the legal waters and recover compensation for your injuries, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Know Where to Assign Financial Liability
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) research, 729 work-related car accidents in 2019 involved a collision with another vehicle. If you were involved in this type of accident with another driver whose actions led to the crash, we’d help you establish their financial liability by proving they:
- Owed you a duty of care
- Failed to provide it
- Caused your injuries
- Caused your financial damages
Because your accident occurred in a company vehicle, we help simplify the process of identifying the at-fault party. The at-fault party is most likely the negligent driver. However, in some cases, you could hold the manufacturer of the vehicle you were driving responsible if a flaw or defect caused the accident. If this is the case, we will help you seek compensation against the car’s maker.
Create a Detailed List of Your Damages
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics cite over $75 billion in associated costs from car accidents in 2017. Our team carefully tracks your injuries after your accident to clarify their extent and costs. We also work with you to create a detailed list of your expenses to ensure your request for compensation is accurate. The damages you can recover include:
- Treatment expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Physical impairments
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Physical pain and suffering
Calculating your expenses means compiling a wide range of documents. Our team will request your medical records and bills from each facility and department where you received care. We also collect your pay statements to substantiate your lost income and your written prognosis to prove the monetary value of your current and future pain and suffering.
How We Support Your Request for Compensation
When we help you in your pursuit of compensation, we go after the at-fault driver and their insurer. If necessary, we can also help you seek compensation from your employer or the company that insures their vehicle. Other steps we take to prove your right to compensation include:
- Identifying the at-fault party
- Proving their negligence
- Proving your injuries and their severity
- Proving your subsequent income loss
- Accessing your car accident report
Your car accident report provides us with many valuable details that help us prove your case. It tells us how to contact the other driver and their insurance company. It can also tell us the cause of the accident and any contributing factors. Finally, it provides us with details of the initial impact and apparent injuries.
We Help Clients in Complex Legal Situations
Some personal injury cases are more complicated than others. Our team can help no matter how complex your issue is. Clients we helped in that past say:
- “From the moment Ben Morelli appeared, I was confident we’d made the right decision. Morelli was straightforward, empathetic, and above all, a no-nonsense communicator.” – Mike Walsh
- “One thing is for sure; we were incredibly lucky and truly blessed. Throughout the process you have been amazing.” – Janine Boswell
- “Two of the hardest working attorneys in NY who care and will take care of your case.” – Lynn Radice
- “You all have won a settlement for us. We both feel so thankful to have ended up at your firm.” – Carol Eiseman
- “You will be taken care of by Benedict Morelli and his associates… I give this law firm 5 STARS.” – Anonymous victim
The best way to find out how our team can help you is by getting a free review of your case. We can help you understand your legal position and your ability to collect compensation.
Request Your Case Evaluation
Were you involved in an accident while driving a work vehicle? Learn more about what happens if you get into a car accident in a company car and how you can recover compensation. Complete our contact form today to request a free review of your case, or call (212) 751-9800 to speak with one of our Morelli Law Firm team members.