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Car Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles


Car accident lawsuits against large corporations are even more difficult.

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We see employee car accidents all the time such as when a work van or truck hits another car or someone hits your car and the person who gets out is wearing a work uniform.  In St. Louis, employers are liable for the car accidents of negligent employee drivers and the resulting injuries and damages.

Whether it is a corporation, partnership, joint venture or otherwise, if you have an employee whose negligence results in injury to a third party, the employer is liable under the Doctrine of Vicarious Liability.  Under this doctrine, the injury victim’s attorney must prove that the negligence of the employee occurred while the employee was within the course and scope of their employment.

A three part test is used to determine the course and scope of employment:
1.    Was the employee reasonably where the employee was suppose to be;
2.    Was the employee reasonably doing what the employee was suppose to be doing; and
3.    Was the employee at least in part motivated by a purpose to serve the employer.

Lawsuits are difficult.  Lawsuits against large corporations are even more difficult.  Hiring a St. Louis law firm with car accident lawyers who have repeatedly and successfully filed suits against large corporations for the acts of their negligent employees is necessary to properly and effectively handle your injury claim.

St. Louis Car Accident Attorney

Our firm has sued the biggest and beaten them all.  If the corporation will not pay you for your injuries from the accident, our law firm will file suit and take it from them. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident due to the recklessness or carelessness of another, contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann. Schedule a free and private consultation by calling (314) 361-4300 or by filling out our free online consultation form.

Updated: February 12, 2021
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