Negligent Entrustment Of Vehicle Truck Accidents
When negligence extends beyond the driver
In many states, you may be liable in an accident if you allow another person to drive your car and that person causes an accident. Generally, you can be liable if you allowed an incompetent or unfit person to use your vehicle. In such a case, you and the driver can be held liable. The legal term in a lawsuit is "negligent entrustment."
In truck accidents, an employer may be liable in an accident caused by the employee who was driving the truck or the company-owned vehicle.
For example, a negligent entrustment case might involve a drunk truck driver who runs down a pedestrian. The driver's employers may have been aware the driver had a drinking problem, but allowed him or her to operate the truck.
Our attorneys understand the nuances of Maine law and know how to stand up to insurance companies, which may try to low-ball a settlement or deny a claim altogether.
Contact a personal injury lawyer in Maine
Negligent entrustment personal injury cases can be complex. Such a case demands the skills of an experienced Maine personal injury lawyer. For a free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. Call Joe at 1-866-275-4563.