Employment Law

Employment Law Questions? Ask an Employment Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Employment Law

I was told to pull a company trailer from one job to the

Customer Question
i was told to pull...
i was told to pull a company trailer from one job to the other, Arkansas to Texas with my personal truck because my Company could not pull a Dot Trailer With a Dot truck Without a cdl. My truck encountered engine failure on the way to texas with the overloaded trailer. i was left to pay for mechanical bills and towing wich equaled over 8,000 dollars. I was unable to pay for it and ended up losing my truck. is there anything i can do to make my company pay for using me to do there dirty work.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
6/29/2016
Employment Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 1 year ago
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B., Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 34,054
Experience: Employment Law Expert
Verified

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today. If at any point any of my answers aren’t clear please don’t hesitate to ask for clarification. Also, I can only answer the questions you specifically ask and based on the facts that you give so please be sure that you ask the questions you want to ask and provide all necessary facts. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

Was the trailer weight over what you truck was rated for?

Did you tell them you didn't want to pull the trailer? If so, what happened?

Did you know the trailer was overloaded?

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
the trailer was over weight and they said I had to pull it . my boss said if I didn't to not come back to work. they paid for my oil to be changed in my truck and that was it. the trailer weighed over 17000 lbs. I was in a 1 ton truck with the gvwr at 13500. can I file a lawsuit against them?
Employment Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Yes, you could. It is a case of negligence or an intentional act but under the facts you describe you should be able to pursue a case against them. The employer clearly put their own interest above yours and, essentially, forced you to haul the cargo when they knew or should have known it was over the capacity of your truck.

You could sue them for the damages you incurred plus, if your lawyer can argue that it was a breach of contract (which is feasible) then you could recover your attorney's fees as well.

You can find a lawyer by going to www.lawyers.com and in the section for Area of Practice enter Civil Litigation or Consumer Law. Either of those will have the skill set you need.

You don't mention how much the damages were but up to $10k it can be filed in Justice of the Peace court but above that and it would have to be in either County Court at Law or District Court.

If your question has been answered then I'd offer my best wishes to you and ask that you please not forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work.

Of course, please feel free to ask any follow up questions in this thread. I want to be sure that all of your questions are answered. In addition, once you issue your Positive Rating the question will lock open and no longer time out so you can come back to it anytime in the future if you think of any follow ups.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Employment Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Best wishes to you and please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating so I receive credit for my work.

Ask Your Own Employment Law Question
Ask Dwayne B. Your Own Question
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B.
Dwayne B., Lawyer
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 34,054
34,054 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Employment Law Expert

Dwayne B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must thank you all for such a positive and knowledgeable Expert in your Employment Law category. She has provided much relief and answers for me in the midst of dealing with a case. I am totally pleased with her customer service and care.

MildredWashington, DC

Excellent direction from Socrateaser to help me preserve and pursue my rights as a proud American who has become unemployed in this messed-up economic downfall. Thank you

Happy CustomerDenver, CO

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,184 satisfied customers

JD, BBA, recognized by ABA for excellence.

Allen M., Esq.

Allen M., Esq.

Employment Lawyer

12,480 satisfied customers

Employment/Labor Law Litigation

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

12,264 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney with 29 yrs. exp in Employment Law

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

11,887 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping employers and employees.

JB Umphrey

JB Umphrey

Lawyer

6,273 satisfied customers

Assisting employees and employers for over 14 years.

John

John

Employment Lawyer

3,773 satisfied customers

Exclusively practice labor and employment law.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

3,007 satisfied customers

I provide employment and discrimination law advice in my own practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Employment Law Questions
My husband was hired on a contract job by a personnel
My husband was hired on a contract job by a personnel agency. He has worked almost a month now, and they have not paid him yet. A check on Nov 1 and 15th never appeared? They say there is a glitch wit… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
I was the manager of a store, Carolina Home, Raleigh, and
I was the manager of a store, Carolina Home, Raleigh, and they suddenly closed the store without even getting a chance to gather my belongings. Also my paycheck, $1220 … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
I have a contract for ownership in a surgery center. I also
I have a contract for ownership in a surgery center. I also had a contract for employment by a hospital system. I left system that enforced non-compete. Surgery center is claiming I must sell because … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
Need advice about a contractor who I paid 3600$ and have not
Hi, need advice about a contractor who I paid 3600$ and have not completed the job. He used a contract that was with a previous partner who was no longer in business with him. He and I signed the cont… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
Thy. I went through a recruiting agency to find a good job
Thy this is Charles. I went through a recruiting agency to find a good job as a contractor with a pharmaceutical company. Then they slapped me with a contract that forces me to work through them for a… read more
Marc
Marc
Attorney at Law
JD
314 satisfied customers
I have an employment contract with my current company. The
Hello, I have an employment contract with my current company. The position was a senior leadership position reporting directly to the vice president. Last March the individual who hired me left the co… read more
John
John
Employment Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,773 satisfied customers
I have an employment issue, I was sent home from my job
I have an employment issue, I was sent home from my job without an explanation is this legal? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
I received a cease and desist letter from my previous
I received a cease and desist letter from my previous employer. It is in regard to my taking previous customers from their business. I did not sign a non compete agreement. What should my response be … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
I am currently working for a property management company and
I am currently working for a property management company and was harrassed by an employee. i am an office mananger and was not allowed to fire said person. Two weeks ago the employe lunged at me physi… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
Tina my health insurance has been cancelled 4 times due to
Hi Tina my health insurance has been cancelled 4 times due to non-payment on behalf of my employer (I pay $300 a month for insurance)... I take medication that I cannot get with out healthcare coverag… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
The company I work for was bought out by another, in July
The company I work for was bought out by another, in July they switched payroll services ... during this I, somehow, lost $ .16 an hour of pay. They are aware of this and yet all I'm being told is, th… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
About to the afternoon. At will, full time Salary +
Regarding charge backs on commission that I was never paid on… read more
John
John
Employment Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,773 satisfied customers
My employer is 10 days late on paying me & keeps having
Hi! My employer is 10 days late on paying me & keeps having different excuses each time. What steps would you suggest I take? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,921 satisfied customers
I have a question about a breach of contract from a job I
I have a question about a breach of contract from a job I was let go from … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctor
128 satisfied customers
Just curious if my husband could file a breach of contract
Hi-- just curious if my husband could file a breach of contract complaint towards his past employer? they had an employment agreement, and in the employment agreement it states that if he was terminat… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,887 satisfied customers
I have quite a few... Regarding breach of contract! We don't
I have quite a few... Regarding breach of contract! … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers
My son is being sued by Ferrell gas for breach of contract
My son is being sued by Ferrell gas for breach of contract when in fact he didn't do it. Ferrell gas hired a private investigator to call him and set him up. Just hours before his non compete clause w… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Breach of Contract: I was hired as a contractor. The company
Breach of Contract: I was hired as a contractor. The company released me from my contract (IC Agreement) on May 17, 2016 after working for them for 17 months. They breached the contract by not giving … read more
LegalPro54
LegalPro54
Doctoral Degree
1,258 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x