If you have been involved in a car accident at work, one thing you need to know about is the vicarious liability principle. Under it, your employer may be liable, whether or not you were negligent, if you got hurt in the crash.
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Seat belts are a relatively new phenomenon in road safety. Although invented in the late 1800s, lawmakers in America did not require them in cars until 1966. Even after this, it was not until the mid-1990s that drivers and passengers were required by law to use them.
Semis and other large commercial vehicles seem to be everywhere. While the public appreciates the valuable services these vehicles provide, it is sometimes scary to share the road with these massive vehicles. This is particularly the case when you think about how many commercial vehicle accidents occur each year in Iowa.
Commercial vehicles fill Iowa's roadways at all times of the day or night. They are unavoidable in most cases, even if you drive during lulls in traffic. These large automobiles can result in significant property damage and personal injury if a commercial vehicle accident occurs. As a victim, you would naturally expect the vehicle's insurer to compensate you for your suffering, but this is not always what happens.
We think most people would agree that no one should suffer discrimination because of a health condition. However, sometimes an existing health condition may threaten the safety of other citizens. Sleep apnea is one such condition and when people who drive for a living suffer from this illness, more commercial vehicle accidents may occur.
A commercial vehicle accident is devastating in many ways. The loss of valuable personal property is a concern, of course, but the physical injuries a victim may suffer are even more catastrophic. Commercial vehicles typically weigh much more than ordinary cars and trucks. This weight difference means the occupants of the smaller vehicle will likely suffer more severe injuries than they would in other types of vehicle accidents.
A commercial vehicle accident can range from a fender bender up to a fatal crash, depending on the circumstances of the crash. There isn't any reason for business owners to hire drivers who can't drive in a safe manner when they are in company vehicles. When you are injured in a crash caused by a commercial vehicle driver, you might decide that you are going to take action against the company.
Driving on the roads of Iowa is dangerous. With dozens of cars surrounding you at any given time it can be frustrating navigating the roads. Add in the large amount of commercial vehicles on the roads, including trucks, and driving can be overwhelming to say the least. Today, we will discuss the handling of liability in cases involving commercial vehicle accidents.
Responsibilities at work can range from minor to major. When you add in a company car, your responsibilities can become very stressful. Driving a vehicle that belongs to your employer takes a lot of focus and ability. You will likely be more stressed when you're behind the wheel of this vehicle compared to your own car or truck. So, what should you do if you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident?