Cypress, TX asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Texas

Q: Hello, I rear-ended another vehicle while working and driving a company vehicle.

I rear-ended another vehicle while working and driving the company vehicle and I am an employee and not a contractor. My employer he's trying to deduct money from my paycheck and I need advice on how to deal with this since the employer is liable for the cost. What can I do to prevent or combat her deducting money from my check?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. From the standpoint of insurance, your employer should have a commercial policy in effect for the vehicle. That should cover third-party liability claims. I hope you were not injured, but if you did require any kind of medical care, workers' comp should pick those expenses up, since you describe this as occurring in the course of employment. In terms of property damage to the company vehicle, there could be a deductible that must be paid out of pocket. If that is what your employer is trying to recover, that's something an employment law attorney should advise on. You could repost under Employment Law. Good luck

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