Who is at fault when you pull into a parking space the car next to you swings open their door and hit your car No police were called and the other driver says its my fault and wants 2500 also car rent?
Most state it will always be the persons fault who opened the
door, you could not have anticipated at what point they were going
to open their door, they could have looked before opening
Police do not have jurisdiction in vehicle accidents on private
parking lots unless there are injuries or other such circumstances.
In most states the person who opened the vehicle's door without
checking to see if it was safe would be at fault, not the person
pulling into the parking space.
It would be in the best interest of the questioner to get legal
advice from an attorney before making any agreement if discussing
the matter with his or her insurance provider does not provide a
In some places (such as Massachusetts) police have jurisdiction
over any licensed driver and any motor vehicle operating in
violation of traffic laws on any public way or any other way open
to the public, including enforcement of signs and signals posted by
the private owner.