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Can I sue my employer for damage

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I'm currently working with Olive garden restaurant as a host, my manger asked me to deliver an oder, I used my car to go while I was in the parking lot I had an accident my car is total loss. the police didn't do anything because the accident happened in parking lot. making delivery is not part of my job. can I sue my employer to fix my car or not

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If through your own negligence, your car is totaled, why should your employer pay anything? For you to establish liability on your employer's part, you would have to show that your employer was somehow at fault for the accident. Simply because your employer asked that you use your own car does not obligate your employer to pay for your negligence.

You need to specify more facts that show that your employer is somehow at fault, aside from simply asking that you use your own car. Your employer would not have signed on to reimburse you for being negligent. Even if the accident was not due to your fault, but another driver's fault, you would have to show that your employer was responsible for the other driver's negligence.

Good luck.


Report it to your insurance company to sort out


Turn claim to your insurance company. Best of luck.

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Turn it into your insurance company!

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Unless you signed something stating that you are required to use your own personal vehicle; and that the employer is willing to pay for damages to your car, then your employer is not responsible. More importantly, if your accident was your fault, then I doubt that your employer would agree to pay you for damaged car. This is a matter that needs to be taken up with your inursance company.

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I agree--tender a cliam to your insurance carrier.

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