Personal Injury Claims: When You Can Sue The Company

Personal Injury Claims: When You Can Sue The Company

According to the law, if the negligent act of an employee who ignores their legal duty, and ends up leading to the inevitable injury of someone, then that victim is liable for money damage. Usually personal injury claims are the result of a single employee and not the entire business/company. However, the chances that the employee is able to cover all the medical costs and otherwise on their own is not likely, and this is why the responsibility falls on their employer or company to cover all the damage costs.

If you have recently sustained an injury due to employee negligence, then you should file a personal injury lawsuit, and for that you will need a personal injury lawyer, and luckily, Costa Ivone lawyers happen to have plenty of experience working with personal injury claims.

When the act of omission of negligence was done by the employee within the scope of their employment, then that falls under vicarious liability, giving you the right to ask the employer to pay full damages. This means that if the injury occurred while the employee was taking care of their duty to their employer, then you do have a damage claim. For instance, if an employee that is responsible for cleaning up in a store fails to clean up any spilled liquid or does not alert customers by putting in a wet floor sign, then they failed to carry out a duty that they are supposed to do as a part of their company. Similarly, if a delivery truck ends up colliding with another vehicle or causes damage to a property in the middle of deliveries, then the company is responsible and has to cover all the damage related costs that will be charged to their employee.