My boyfriend was using his employer's vehicle when the parking gear failed and rolled away causing damage to it. We offered to pay the deductible but they are now saying that the truck was a non op and not insured. They are wanting us to pay for the whole repair. We also found out that the employer knew the parking brake was faulty. Are we responsible?
Criminal Defense Attorney
You may or may not be responsible for some of the damages to something. Your post is open to interpretation as to who or what was damaged by the employer's vehicle, including the vehicle itself.
The above is not intended as legal advice. The response does not constitute the creation of an attorney client relationship as this forum does not provide for a confidential communication.
General Practice Lawyer
This is a difficult decision. Try to work out an agreement with the employer. If you don't, they may not be the employer much longer.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
There are good arguments to be made here, but the best place to start is with your boyfriend's auto insurance company. Although there are exceptions to coverage that *may* be applicable here depending on the facts, he's generally insured by his own carrier when driving a borrowed vehicle.
If the insurance company determines that coverage applies, they will deal with the liability issues. Which means that you won't have to.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
TRICKY CASE. EMPLOYER KNEW CAR WAS NON-OPERATIONAL AND NOT INSURED. YET ALLOWED EMPLOYEE TO DRIVE IT. I SEE NEGLIGENT ENTRUSTMENT. EMPLOYEE DROVE CAR THAT WAS NOT IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. IF EMPLOYEES KNEW OR HAD REASON TO KNOW, I SEE EMPLOYEE WAS ALSO NEGLIGENT. IF NO NOTICE, THEN EMPLOYEE MAY TENDER TO HIS OWN INSURANCE COMPANY. BEST OF LUCK.
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