Are employers responsible for car accidents caused by their employees?


Generally, yes. If an employee is acting in the course and scope of his or her job duties, and he or she is doing as directed by the employer, then yes, the employer will be responsible for the negligence of his or her employee. If, however, an employee is operating outside of the scope of what he should be doing, then an employer may escape responsibility depending on the specific circumstances of your claim. There are a number of different causes of action which can be maintained depending on the facts of your claim.


Generally, yes. If they have employees out there and they’re doing their job and they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing, then the employer will be responsible if their employee causes an accident. If an employee goes out there and it’s completely outside the scope of what he should be doing and that sort of thing, then an employer may escape responsibility under those circumstances, but generally, the answer is yes.


Julie S. Luhrsen, Esq.

Julie Luhrsen represents the injured. Like Atticus Finch, the fictional hero of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, for Julie it’s about looking out for others, it’s about leveling the playing field. 

For over 20 years, Julie’s been looking out for personal injury victims and their families who’ve suffered injuries due to someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. She’d welcome the chance to stand in your shoes and evaluate your case – confidentially and at no cost. Please contact her today if you or a loved one has been a victim of an automobile crash, motorcycle wreck, slip or trip and fall incident, homeowner negligence, or any other negligent injury or wrongful death.