It depends if the illegally parked car is a danger or interuption to the normal flow of traffic. For instance if someone is parked in a handicap spot illegally, and you hit them, obviously it is your fault. You need to be able to prove that due to the other persons actions of illegally parking, it inevitably led to you hitting their vehicle. Just remember, you are the one moving, and you are the one who hit the "non-moving" object.
The person's who parked it there, (its parked illegally.)Not your fault.
As long as the parked vehicle is parked properly and not illegally parked in any manner, then the vehicle that rear-ended the parked car is at fault. Now if the parked car is sitting illegally (such as double parked or parked in a no parking zone, etc.) then the parked car is at fault or even both the parked car AND the car that hits it are BOTH at fault.
It would be the car who had parked illegally because he was not parked in a legal spot.
The owner of the illegally parked vehicle may be ticketed, but the "at fault" driver is responsible for the damages to the parked vehicle.
You've crashed into an illegally parked car.... You can be sued...
Put the car back in the space and take a picture to bring to court with you. I had a similar incident and won the case. I still had to pay for being parked illegally but at a significantly reduced amount.
If they were not parked illegally then they are not responsible for your accident.
the person how parked.
The driver of the moving vehicle is at fault. The parked vehicle may have been parked illegally, but it didn't hit anything.
i was told its because they are for when you are parked only, and if you drive with them on someone could mistake that you're parked and hit you.
Yes, it is. Liability can't be assessed to an inanimate object. The owner of the illegally parked car isn't inanimate, of course, but it would still not give the driver of the moving vehicle the "right" to hit the parked vehicle. As I noted in a similar question, recently one of the larger insurance carriers has been applying fault to the owners of illegally parked vehicles. To my knowledge, that carrier hasn't won a single arbitration for doing so, and has been forced to pay the claims in full. On the other hand, there could be certain circumstances where negligence -- or, at least, comparative negligence -- could be applied to the owner of an illegally parked vehicle. For instance, the car is parked on a blind curve in a no-parking zone, or of course it's parked illegally and has endangered public safety (in front of a fire hydrant, for instance). If, however, this is just a case of a driver striking an illegally parked car because the car was blocking his way, or the driver was going through a parking lot and didn't expect to see the parked car, the driver would be found at-fault. Look at it this way: Every driver of a moving vehicle has to be cautious and prepared for the unexpected. Suppose it wasn't a parked car, but a kid on a bicycle or a pedestrian. In that sense, "right-of-way" takes on a whole new meaning.
Yes. Being illegally parked does not affect fault. If you strike a parked vehicle, it is ALWAYS your fault because you have a duty to ensure the way was clear before moving.
It would not be a parking ticket, it would be for violation of the inspection regulations. However, the law in that particular town/city may allow it to be considered illegally parked.
Of course it is your fault. The fact that the car was illegally parked is of no consequence. You didn't look where you were backing or you would not have hit the parked car. Would you have hit this car if you had been looking? Perhaps the illegally parked car is a Mini Cooper, parked illegally 1 foot behind a Hummer and therefore not visable when the driver looks before backing up...
If the driver had hit a pedestrian or a car that was sitting, waiting for a stoplight, who would be at fault? The driver is responsible for whatever he hits. While the parked car will get a parking ticket, that is not a "moving violation", and cannot be considered the cause of a collision. Drivers are responsible for avoiding ALL obstacles, even illegally parked cars.
Yours, because the question is ... even though that car was illegally parked, what type of driving were you doing that caused you to hit it? No fault only applies to injuries. Property damage is the responsibility of the at fault driver.
According to the Philadelphia Parking Authority streets are patrolled from 8a.m-6p.m on Sundays. Meaning you could be ticketed for parking illegally during those hours. If there is no meter and no signs restricting parking and you are parked on the right side of the street, assume you are free to park there.
A parked car almost never crashes into others or does anything else that prevents other drivers on private property from stopping in time to avoid hitting it. Therefore, the fact that it may be "illegally parked" usually has nothing to do with why someone negligently crashed into it.
Have it towed?
It is your fault.
You have a right to back out of your legal parking spot. If you use your mirrors and do not see that there is anyone behind your car you are able to back out. If a car parks illegally behind you THEY are not only guilty of illegally parking but they are the cause of the accident. All it takes is an extra one minute for the illegal parker to find a parking spot that will not cause an accident. We make choices and when we choose to park illegally any accidents are the fault of the person chosing to park behind cars that could be moving out at any time.
From your question I am perceiving that you parked straight and someone came and parked beside you but the rear of their car is blocking the rear of your car. You would be at fault because you should have realized that you wouldn't have been able to back out. In that case you should have contacted the local police (don't call 911) to have them do something with the car if you are not able to find the owner of the vehicle.