Portland, OR asked in Civil Litigation and Employment Law for Washington

Q: I work as an independent driver. Do I need to pay an insurance deductible when get on an accident?

I work as an independent driver, delivering trucks from point A to point B for other companies. While recently doing the trips I accidentally put a wrong fuel in a new truck causing to be towed to the dealer repair facility to remove, by giving to the company I serve a $3778.00 insurance deductible, and other day again I got in another accident I did hit the truck box on a roof giving another expense.

I've been reported from the company I work for that I need to pay back to them that cash deductible. I talked to an insurer about this matter and they said that I don't need to pay, it is the responsibility of then. Is this correct? Do I need to pay back?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. An employment law attorney could have insight into this, as they are familiar with practices governing employees' obligations for paying for damaged property. You could repost and add the category, and if still no response, consider reaching out to an attorney. Good luck

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