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Atlanta Attorney Explains How Employers Can be Liable for Distracted Drivers

10.29.18

In an article for SHRM, Atlanta partner Jennifer Sandberg discusses the liability issues that can arise when employees become distracted drivers. Jennifer told the outlet: “Practically speaking, when someone has been injured by a distracted driver, the injured party will want to know who owns the vehicle, why the person was driving and what else that person was doing while driving. If the driver was working or driving a company vehicle, the injured party may pull the employer into the lawsuit because it likely has the ‘deepest pockets.’” According to Jennifer, employers should limit the amount of time that employees spend behind the wheel for the business.

To read the full article, visit SHRM.

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