Being involved in a road traffic accident can be an extremely traumatic and stressful experience and this can be exacerbated if the vehicle you are travelling in or the vehicle of the other driver is a company car. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline takes an in-depth look at what to do, and in particular, what details to swap, in the event of a road traffic collision involving a company car.
What details do I need to swap?
As always, you should swap names and addresses with the driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident. If the car you are travelling in is a company car, you should give the details of your employer and their insurance provider and where the reverse is true you should seek the same information from the other party involved.
Who will be held liable in the event of an accident?
There is a hard and fast rule regarding liability when the vehicle involved in the crash is a company car. If the car is being used in the course of employment, then employer’s liability applies and the company that owns the car in question will be held liable. If however, the accident happens and the company car is not being used in the course of employment but rather what is known as a frolic or detour, then it may be the individual driver who is found to be at fault.
Claiming compensation after being involved in an incident involving a company car
If you’ve been involved in a vehicle collision where a company car was involved and it was within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. With over 800 lawyers across the UK and over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury law, you can be guaranteed a transparent and efficient claim process. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and a friendly, professional adviser is waiting to take your call. Alternatively, you can find out online in less than 30 seconds if you may be entitled to compensation. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no win, no fee basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claims discussed.