Perceived “deep pockets” and willingness to settle quickly make businesses a target for litigation when an on-the-job motor vehicle accident occurs. Regardless of the severity of the crash, liability exposure and potential harmful publicity can impact a company’s bottom line and brand reputation. The size of legal rewards for on-the-job motor vehicle accidents is soaring; a 2019 verdict award was…
The third and final installment in a 3-part series, this blog details the costly mistake one company made by employing a driver with a suspended license and multiple violations.
The second installment in a 3-part series, this blog shows how even a robust driver self-reporting policy couldn’t save this employer from a guilty verdict and millions in damages.
The first, in a 3-part series, Fleet Liability Blog Series Part 1: Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle, examines a real life liability court case involving a negligent hiring, training, supervision and entrustment claim.