Sometimes, drivers get behind the wheel of a work vehicle while impaired by alcohol and cause an accident in Arizona. What happens if the drunk driver was driving a company vehicle when they caused your accident?
In this situation, you still have a chance to get compensation with help from a Phoenix drunk driving accident lawyer from our team at Zanes Law. Sometimes, the driver’s employer may have to cover your losses.
The drunk driver may also lose their job and face other penalties. Find out more about how this situation impacts you by calling or completing our online contact form.
Arizona made it illegal for drivers to operate a vehicle with an elevated blood alcohol content (BAC). However, many drivers ignore this rule, even when working. If an impaired driver struck your car, you may qualify for compensation regardless of the kind of vehicle they drove.
You may receive damages if the drunk driver directly caused you injuries and financial losses. A car accident lawyer in Phoenix can investigate what happened to show the drunk driver’s liability.
For example, you may get compensation if the drunk driver ran a red light and T-boned your vehicle. We’ll go over your specific situation when you contact us for help.
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Arizona uses a concept called vicarious liability in some personal injury cases. This legal concept states that someone else may hold responsibility for a negligent party’s actions in an accident.
In some cases, vicarious liability can require an employer to cover the dangerous actions of an employee. However, employers only have to cover the actions of employees involved in a job-related task.
Therefore, an employer may cover your losses if, for example, a delivery driver in the process of completing a drop-off struck your vehicle after drinking alcohol. The company may not have to cover the costs if an employee took a company vehicle home without permission.
Drunk driving accidents involving company vehicles can lead to complicated legal situations. Our team can review your claim and identify the liable party, including the driver or their employer.
We track your losses after identifying the liable party to help you seek fair compensation. Depending on your situation, you could get funds to cover your:
A drunk driving accident could leave you with significant injuries. The liable party may cover your:
We’ll review the treatment you require and track the expenses associated with your recovery.
A drunk driver in a company vehicle may total your car. We help you seek funds to cover the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle after an accident.
Many drivers need time off work to recover following a drunk driving accident. Your Phoenix personal injury lawyer will track the wages, bonuses, and raises you missed due to your injuries to factor these expenses into your compensation.
You may qualify for funds to cover your mental anguish and emotional suffering after a drunk driving accident in Arizona. Our team helps determine the cost of these losses as we work to maximize your compensation.
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If a drunk driver operating a company vehicle hits you, your lawyer may explore several options to bring you compensation. After we identify the legally responsible party, we may focus on:
In many cases, we recommend settling out of court after a drunk driving accident. We may negotiate a settlement agreement with the insurance company, providing you with funds to address all your losses.
Your attorney may also suggest suing the at-fault party in some circumstances. Lawsuits generally take longer to resolve than settlement negotiations, so you may have to wait longer to get compensation in this circumstance.
We’ll review all available options to resolve your claim when you contact us. Additionally, we handle drunk driving accident claims on a contingency basis, so you’ll only pay us legal fees after we bring you damages.
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What happens if a drunk driver was driving a company vehicle at the time of a car accident? The driver’s employer may have to cover your losses in this situation. Our team at Zanes Law can review your situation and help identify the liable party.
We have the legal experience and resources to help with complicated drunk driving accident claims. Find out more about your situation by calling or filling out our online contact form.
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