I was a city bus driver for Central Arkansas Transit Authority. I had a minor accident about one year ago. Today I get a letter that I am being sued along with the bus company for injury to someone on bus. I want to know if the bus company insurance will cover me? Is there any way I could end up having to pay something myself?
Generally as long as you were in the course of your employment you should be wholly covered by the TA for this accident and have no personal exposure. They should provide you counsel as well as long as you timely notify them that you were served.
As an employee involved in an accident while performing your job, and driving a city bus, you should be covered by the bus company's insurance, which should include being assigned a defense attorney at no cost to you..
You need to call the bus company and its insurer immediately to alert them that you have been served and ask if they will defend you. If not or you don't get a response, you need to make sure you file an Answer with the circuit clerk in the county where the case is filed and within the time allowed in the summons.
The information provided does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship. The information provided is merely intended to give you a general answer as to the law with respect to the general question you have asked.
Just turn it over to your bus company's insurance company to resolve
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