Greenville, SC asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for South Carolina

Q: I drive a company truck. Am I responsible to pay for any accidental damage done to the truck while on job?

I work for a pest control company. My boss gives me a work truck to drive to my jobs. I accidentally backed my work truck into a small tree I didn’t see while leaving a customers house, 2 years ago. It damaged the bumper. I put in my 2 weeks and today, the day before I’m supposed to leave my boss is now asking me for $1000 to fix it. Is it my responsibility to pay for the entire bumper?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Not necessarily. If you are leaving, leave. He can try suing you but you were doing his business. Ask to see the estimates first--make copies. If he tries to sue you you have a defense. Was the bumper deformed?

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