Employee DrivingJune 23, 2011 | in Helping You Drive Safely
Employee Driving can be costly…
A Granite City, Wis., man said his back was broken when a pizza delivery man crashed into him while allegedly driving drunk.
According to the Madison Record, Scott D. Price filed a lawsuit May 18 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Jemontae L. Tomlinson, Dennis R. Loos and Domino’s Pizza-Scott Air Force Base.
The complaint stated that Price was driving north on Illinois Route 3 in May 2009, just south of the Poplar Street Bridge, when Tomlinson allegedly crashed into him. Price says Tomlinson was driving a car owned by Loos and Domino’s Pizza. Price claims Tomlinson was arrested shortly after the crash and convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Price accuses Tomlinson, Loos and Domino’s of negligence and asks for more than $150,000 in damages for medical bills, lost wages and court costs.
If you have drivers out on the roadway for business purposes (regardless of whether they are driving a company vehicle, or their personal vehicle), you the employer could be liable for any damages in the event of an accident.
In order to reduce risks and minimize liability, all employers should implement a corporate driver training program to train their drivers.
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