I was rear ended in an auto accident. Who is liable, the driver or his employer or both?

Additional Information:

I was rear-ended on Route 93 in Methuen and my neck was injured in the accident.  The other driver was heading to a business meeting.  I was taken to a Boston hospital and the police got the other driver’s name, insurance information and info about his employer.  It got me wondering if I should file a personal injury against the driver or his employer or both?

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

You have a viable personal injury action against the driver and in certain circumstances you may also have an action against the employer. These circumstances depend on whether the driver was acting within the course and scope of his employment at the time of the accident and/or driving a company car. There also other unique and extraneous circumstances in which a employer may also be liable.

Our experienced Methuen Auto Accident Lawyers  handle auto accident claims in Methuen and throughout the Greater Boston area including the communities of Braintree, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Dedham, Dorchester, Everett, Framingham,  Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Quincy, Waltham, Weymouth, and Woburn.