Employer Business Auto Policy Coverage of Employee Personal Vehicles

 Thursday, July 19, 2018

 Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C.

Who covers what when an employee is involved in an accident while driving a personal vehicle for business purposes? It is a question as old as insurance itself. It should come as no surprise that the Holy Grail for trial lawyers is obtaining coverage for an employee’s personal vehicle through the employer’s commercial auto policy. Not only are policy limits usually significantly higher, but the dynamics of engaging a commercial policy in litigation are often considered more favorable than a claim against the employee’s personal auto policy alone. To arrive at an answer, however, we must first clearly understand the question. This requires a quick overview of the two policies in play.
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