Terre Haute, IN asked in Car Accidents for Kentucky

Q: My company rented a car for me for commuting. I involved in a car wreck, who should pay for the damage?me or my company?

I involved in a car accident on Oct 7, 2023. The accident happened in Louisville, KY. And it happened when I wanted to go back home after I got off work. At that time, I wanted to make a left when the left turn signal was flashing yellow, I had a crash with the car going straight. After the accident, no one was injured on both sides.

At that time, I was in Louisville for work. The car was a rental car from Payless, my company rented it for me to commute for work, they paid for the rental car, but they did not buy the insurance from Payless for that rental car. And my personal car insurance could not cover the collision happened to the rental car.

Total Claim Amount by rental car company is $23,306.61.

After the accident happened, my company told me they will take care of the accident. But now after they saw the claim bill from Payless, they don’t want to pay it for me, they want me to pay it myself.

I want to seek advice from attorney, I think my company should pay for the claim.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Unfortunately, you are responsible and will have to pay the damage. Your employer is not liable.

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