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If someone is driving your car and they hit a pedestrian who is at fault?

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Answered 2011-09-12 21:30:40

I believe it could be both persons fault. If you're driving and someone decides to jump in front of your car it's not you fault. If you're driving and aren't being careful or just can't stop in time, than it's your fault.


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It was your car so your insurance will have to pay. Never loan a car out to someone who is not on your insurance policy.

Actually, if the pedestrian dies you get charged with manslaughter whether you are guilty or not.. If the pedestrian is jay walking and you don't see him you don't get charged or go to jail unless it can be proven that you were at fault or driving to fast. If driving too fast you will get a ticket for unsafe driving. you would go to jail, depending on if it was an accident. Glad to help!

If the person backing out of the space had not seen a pedestrian walking the "wrong way" it would be the fault of the driver of the car backing out....... So it is the fault of the person backing out. They did not look to make sure it was safe to do so.

In most states, it doesn't matter the reason a driver struck a pedestrian or if the pedestrian saw the vehicle prior to being in a position to be struck--the pedestrian always has the right-of-way so the driver is always at-fault.

The owner of the parked car is at fault if they open their door into traffic. Their insurance should pay for the damages to the driving car.

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If the pedestrian illegaly, unexpectedly, and dangerously enters the flow of traffic causing a vehicle operator to swerve their vehicle in order to avoid them.

Their insurance would be primary and your insurance would be considered secondary when filing a claim.

If the car that rearended you without being hit by the third car first then the car in the middle is at fault for your damage and the third car is at fault for the damage to the rear end of the middle car. The first car is not at fault for the quick stop.

Well, I would assume so. You were driving the car, and you were in control. If I am right, you can't blame your driving school for the accident. So in my personal opinion, yes, it is your fault! :[

== == == == Car insurance follows the car. If someone was injured they can go after the driver if they weren't the owner of the vehicle.

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Yours. If it was stationary and you hit it then it was your fault.

what is a "pedestrian car"

Nonone If the car is legally parked and the door is being closed, it is the car that hit it's fault, or rather the person driving that car. If the door was being opened, it is the person opening the door.

The driver. As much as it sounds absurd, if a driver runs over a pedestrian he is always at fault.

No, if their license was suspended they should not be driving, if they are involved in an accident and are at fault the other person can go after you since it is your car and then you are liable.

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