Am I responsible for crashing the company truck?
Question Details: My friend started his own trucking LLC. I work for him. I hit a clearance overpass and the insurance company said it was totaled. He is making payments on the truck too. At time of crash employer was present, as we were looking at the GPS. The towing cost was around $2600. I'm also on with the company's vehicle insurance. Now my wages are being withheld, saying that I have to make it back. Am I responsible for if and anything?
Yes, you are responsible for crashing the company truck, based on what you write. Any driver who is driving carelessly when he or she hits something and damages another's vehicle is liable or responsible for the cost of the damage. You hit a stationary object: an overpass. It is by definition negligent or careless to hit a stationary object. Therefore, you were at fault and are responsible for the damage.
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