Companies are usually held responsible for the harmful actions of their employees. The legal term for this is “respondeat superior,” which is most often translated as “let the master answer.”
Applying this precept to cases in which negligent or reckless delivery truck drivers hit and injure other people, crash victims very frequently have grounds for filing insurance claims against the delivery company. Federal and state laws require UPS, FedEx and similar corporations to carry insurance on all their vehicles and drivers.
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