I am liable if parked badly and someone runs into my car ?

I was parked on the street but the back of my car was not fitting entirely a parking spot. Someone ran into the back of my car and left hitches on the rear bumper (nothing serious but enough for a good paint job). I am responsible / liable for the other party's cars damage ?

Asked By: JJ - 1/31/2008
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While your parking left something to be desired, you are not liable for the damages to the other vehicle. You were parked and not moving. Arguably, I suppose you have some liability, but the other guy was more than 50% At Fault for the loss. In most states, he could not recover against your liability coverage.
Answered By: Lawnboy & Luna - 1/31/2008
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you were stationary, and though there may be some contributary negilgence by you, the other driver is primarily responsible. A judge will have to determine your degree of liability to have any enforcable effect. An insurance company might try to persuade you to accept some liability, but without the judge, they would... More
Answered By: friedach - 1/31/2008
Depending on the parking spot you were in....were you parallel parked or in a parking lot? I work for an insurance company and if I got your claim on what you're saying, I wouldn't find you at all at fault. The majority, if not all of the liability would be on the other guy for driver inattention. And just so you... More
Answered By: Tammy E - 1/31/2008
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