Macomb, MI asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Ohio

Q: I was in a work truck hauling a trailer. I jackknifed the trailer to far and messed up the truck. Who pays damages?

No injuries occurred. I was on the job. Pulling away from a job site.

More clarity on accident : Made a wrong turn out of a house. Went to turn around in a driveway. While backing out the trailer jackknifed to far and hit the bumper messing up the back end a little. Company is trying to hold me liable for damages.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Ravenna, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: To a certain extent it depends on the agreement you had with the company. If the crash was due to your actions you may be liable, at least to some extent. You may want to contact your insurance company. Depending on the policy, they will usually pay for the damages. For a definitive answer I recommend sitting down with an attorney to review all the documentation and advise you.

Best of luck.

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