Massachusetts Personal Injury and Vicarious Liability
Many times people are injured in Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents, and other types of accidents, by someone who, at the time of the accident, was working for someone else. If you can show that the employee was negligent, then you can possibly sue the employer as well for negligence.
Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, or respondeat superior, employers are liable for the negligent acts of employees that occur within the course and scope of employment. This is an important doctrine because it exposes the employer to liability for the acts of the employee. That results in a safeguard to you in the event the employee does not have enough insurance to compensate you for your personal injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.