If I was hit by a commercial vehicle in a Florida car accident, is the employer of the other driver also responsible?
If you’re hit by a commercial motor vehicle and that commercial motor vehicle driver was negligent, you have a claim against that driver. You may also have a claim against his employer if he was in fact employed. If he’s an independent contractor, that may be a different story. In addition to an employer, there may be other entities that are responsible for that driver’s negligence, such as employee leasing companies, logistics companies, the people who own the goods that are in the trailer. It’s very important if you’re injured in an accident with a commercial motor vehicle, that you seek legal advice right away.