Tulsa Attorney BlogIf a Person Is Driving a Vehicle off the Clock, Is the Company Still Partially Liable?

Negligent Entrustment Could Come Into Place

Video Transcribed:  If a person is driving a company vehicle, but is not on the clock, can that company still be held partially liable for that driver’s actions? Hey everyone, Christopher Stevens here certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, working in personal injury in Oklahoma.

Today, we’re going to be talking about whether or not the driver of a company vehicle who wasn’t clocked in at the time could still be held partially liable.

Now, the thing is with that, I’ve had some clients in the past who that was exactly the case. A person was driving. They were at a stoplight. The other person rear-ended them. They weren’t on the clock at the time, but the vehicle was owned by his company.

Now here’s another part of it. That person had a very long history of poor driving and his company knew it, but yet they still loaned him the vehicle anyway.

Now, this ended up being a case of what’s called negligent entrustment, meaning they loaned a vehicle to a person that they knew, or should have known, shouldn’t have been driving in the first place.

As always, if you find yourself looking for a personal injury attorney in Oklahoma in which you need to seek legal help concerning your accident, feel free to contact a Tulsa Personal Injury Attorney. We can be found at wirthlawoffice.com.

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