Detroit, MI asked in Personal Injury for Ohio

Q: Scope of work question.

An employee, who is working out of state, for an out of state company, and is also from a different state as well, is on his way to the jobsite he is working at, , after leaving where he is staying for his company, in his personal truck, but labeled with his employers Marks hits a pedestrian in a crosswalk, and they are seriously injured. Is the employer responsible? Seeing the employees only reason he is even there IS to work, and is on his way to the jobsite, truck all loaded up for work, What is the ruling?

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Mr.  Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
Mr. Eugene Ray Critchett Esq
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  • Columbus , OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Unfortunately, you need to provide a lot more facts to determine who would be primarily liable for the collision. If the employee was in the "coming and going" rule, then he/she may be personally liable for the collision. If the employee had already started working that day and was just going to the job site, then the employer may be primarily liable. Call an attorney and get a free consultation.

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