I worked as a delivery driver for a pizza restaurant and got in an accident while working (clocked in...). My insurance declines responsibility because I was using my vehicle for a business and my employers insurance is limited to liability. My employers insurance nor my own will cover me and with what research I have accumulated, I have come to the conclusion that my employer is legally liable. However, I did sign a form when I started working that stated in an incident such as the aforementioned, I, the employee, am responsible. My quandary at this moment is the legal status of such a form. Although I did sign over to this form, from what I can understand from my research, my employer is liable regardless. Also, another issue that may inflict on the answer to this dilemma is my employers negligence to reimburse me for mileage and gas pay. Please any legal guidance here would be much appreciated.
2 Answers from Attorneys
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You are correct. Your employer is responsible to reimburse you.