Who is in fault if a uninsured car slides down a slope and hits a car parked illegally?
I'm not an attorney either, but that seems like a situation in which fault would be shared. An uninsured car cannot be on a public roadway - ipso facto, it never should've been there in the first place, and the conclusion can be made that the accident wouldn't have happened if the car wasn't on a public roadway. On the flip side, the person parked illegally shouldn't have been there, either. In such a situation, both parties are likely to be cited, and the person with the uninsured car isn't going to be compensated by the insurance company covering the other car.
Disclaimer: I am not an attorney. But that seems to be a thing at the discretion of the Judge, all conditions must be considered, and 'illegally parked' could mean anything from an expired meter to blocking the road. And in Calif, if you are uninsured, regardless, you are at fault because you should not have been on the road. If you rear-end a car at a red light, and that car, just sitting there waiting at the light, is at fault if uninsured. That's why you should carry both uninsured and under- insured on your policy, even when convicted and ordered to pay, they usually don't.
Both parties are. Read More
Whose fault is it if an uninsured driver slides down a snowy unplowed driveway into the illegally parked car of the homeowner?
The fact that the car was illegally parked doesn't matter. The driver of the moving car was responsible to adjust their driving to the road conditions, and to ensure it was safe to proceed. This accident will be the fault of the uninsured driver. Read More
The person's who parked it there, (its parked illegally.) Not your fault. Read More
They are. Read More
Who be be at fault if you hit an illegally parked car in Atlanta even if the illegally parked car was in a blind spot and the space where the car was parked illegally was too close for comfront?
It would be the car who had parked illegally because he was not parked in a legal spot. Read More
If you hit a car parked illegally across from your driveway while backing out are you responsible for repairing the car that is parked illegally?
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. Read More
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. Read More
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... Read More
You Dummy!! Read More
Who is at fault when a street parked car that is under a foot over the shoulder is hit by another car?
It is almost impossible to assign fault to a parked car, even if it is illegally parked. Read More
At least partially. Read More
The driver of the moving vehicle is at fault. The parked vehicle may have been parked illegally, but it didn't hit anything. Read More
You are. You didn't park your vehicle properly. The fact that the other vehicle was parked illegally doesn't give you permission to crash into it. Read More
If your car is parked illegally and someone is driving down a one way street drunk the wrong way and hits your car are they responsible to pay for the car or are you because your car was illegally?
The owner of the illegally parked vehicle may be ticketed, but the "at fault" driver is responsible for the damages to the parked vehicle. Read More
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… Read More
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. Read More
What happens when a person hits your uninsured parked car in front of your home they have full coverage?
if it there fault there insurance pays Read More
I'm from Michigan, so it is no one's fault HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH. Read More
Yes, private property does not obsolve you of your responsiblity. Read More
Of course it seems like the moving vehicle is. They should have left a note if they were an individual with morals and who would'nt like that to be done to them. ADDITIONAL INFO: Though each accident is handled on a case by case basis, generally the operator of the moving vehicle would be at fault, however instances where a vehicle is illegally parked or grossly impeding traffic may warrant further investigation. In such cases… Read More
The driver of the backing vehicle. The fact that the car was parked illegally is irrelevant. The onus is always on the driver of a moving vehicle to ensure the way is clear before backing up. Read More
If a uninsured car is parked and hit by an insured car will the insured cars insurance company pay for damages?
Only if the insured car was at fault. Read More
Who is at fault in an auto accident on private property when the party with the damages is illegally parked?
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. Read More
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… Read More
If the car is parked illegally, its driver will be considered at fault. The thinking is that if this person hadn't parked illegally in the first place, the accident probably would have been avoided. Traffic laws vary from state to state, however, so its best to check with the state where the accident occurred traffic laws. Read More
Yes. No matter where it was parked, if it was standing still and you were in motion, it is your fault. ANOTHER ANSWER : The vehicle in motion may not be at fault if, taking all factors into consideration, an ordinary driver exercising reasonable prudence under similar circumstances could not be expected to recognize the danger and take evasive measures in time to avoid the collision. The owner/driver of a car parked illegally so that… Read More
The driver of the vehicle in motion. The fact that the vehicle that was struck was illegally parked has not bearing on the responsbility of the driver of the vehicle that caused the damage. Well, technically you would be at fault. You can always take it to small claims court that the car was blocking you in, by being parked illegaly in the fire lane, you thought you could get out, but underestimated the driving… Read More
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. Read More
Who's at fault if you're in a parking lot and you back up into someone who was illegally parked in the middle of the aisle?
Any time a vehicle hits a parked vehicle or other stationary object, the operator of the moving vehicle is responsible. Read More
If you know who hit your car, and they have insurance, then, yes, they should pay for it, so long as you were not parked illegally. Let YOUR insurance company handle this for you. That's what you pay them for. Read More
Who is at fault if a person backs out of a driveway and hits a parked car in the road and that care is partially blocking he drive way and facing the wrong directions of the traffic flow?
The person who is backing out of the driveway is completely at fault. Even if the other party was illegally parked, the driver of the other vehicle has the responsibility to look behind them for clearance. Read More
Yes, as long as the car is parked on private property. Cars stored on private property and not "in service" are the same as any other property, If the insured runs into your parked car our your house the insurance will pay. That's not quite correct. If the damage was intentional, meaning that the driver of the insured car deliberately struck the uninsured parked car, then the at fault driver's insurance will NOT pay because… Read More
Sorry but you are still at fault if you hit an illegally parked vehicle. The key word is that the vehicle was parked and not moving. This placed the only one in the accident who could have prevented it is you. You are required to look where you are going, safely go around or stop before hitting the vehicle. I know it makes you made when people do this stopping where they shouldn't, but again… Read More
Who is to blame when a parked uninsured car being cleaned opens the door and is hit by a car that had stopped in the middle of road to let out passenger and sets off without warning?
If your the uninsured car was parked, and the door was already open when it was struck, then it would be the other drivers fault. If you are parked then you are classified as a permanent object, and you are treated just like all other permanent objects such as trees and signs. The other driver must have control of his vehicle at all times, and by hitting you while you were stationary and not moving… Read More
You parked your car in a apartment complex in a fire zone and a car backed up into your bumper whos fault is it?
You should get a ticket for parking illegally and the other drive should be cited for inattentive driving. You are both at fault and should get healthy tickets. Read More
Who is at fault if you hit an illegally parked car that blocked you from coming out of a parking space?
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… Read More
No according to the law (which may be different from state to state) The uninsured motorist is always at fault Read More
Can a passenger in an uninsured vehicle that was at fault sue the driver of the vehicle that was hit?
Only if the other driver was at fault. If the driver of the uninsured vehicle was at fault, the injured person would have to recover damages from them. Read More
If you are uninsured and get hit by a drunk driver do you have to pay for his vehicle repairs in Washington state?
Are you saying that you are uninsured, and the drunk was at fault, if simply due to the fact that you were uninsured (and of no fault whatsoever), you have to pay for his vehicle? NO, the ''at fault/negligent" party is liable/responsible for the damages they caused due to their neglience. Subject to any laws in your state barring uninsured drivers/owners from recovery of damage. But just because you are uninsured (if not at fault)… Read More
If you had an accident that was your fault you have uninsured motorist coverage the other driver was uninsured do you have to pay all the costs?
The at fault driver is responsible regardless of who has or does not have insurance. You were at fault, you get the bill. Fortunately though you have insurance. So they get the bill. Read More
depends on whether or not the car is parked well. if the car is parked properly, in the right spot then it should be the car that hit it that is at fault. Read More
Generally speaking, the driver in motion is considered to be at fault when a parked car is hit, even if the car was parked illegally. The exception to this would be if the car was parked in a dangerous, hard-to-see location and the driver in motion could not have reasonably avoided hitting it. For example, if a car is parked on a sharp curve in the travel lane of a narrow road, and the driver… Read More
Even if a driver was uninsured, the driver who was at fault is responsible for paying for repairs. Not having insurance does not take away responsibility. Read More
I was legally parked in a parking space and a vehicle pulled up behind me and parked not in a parking space and i backed into her who's fault is it?
It is your fault. Read More
When two cars are parked in private drive and one is not parked well and the other slides down and scrapes the other is anyone at fault neither car was running?
I believe the owner of the car that slid down would be responsible since it's the driver's responsibiltiy to ensure the car is parked securely. And since the car did slide down, then the insurance company is likely to say that car wasn't parked properly. Read More
Who is at fault if a car leaving a parking space strikes a car that is illegally parked in a driving lane?
The driver of the moving vehicle. It's impossible to assess liability to an inanimate object (in this case, a parked car). And, certainly, it's aggravating when an illegally parked car is blocking the way. That's probably why it's illegal to park there, anyway. But... 1. It doesn't give someone the right to hit the parked car and, 2. A person operating a vehicle has a greater duty to make sure the way is clear. Recently… Read More
Who is at fault if someone backed into a car parked in a fire lane when there was ample room to avoid the collision?
In any jurisdiction in the US, you are at fault because you shouldn't have been parked there. She would have had even more room if you weren't parked illegally. No. Removing the "fire lane" sign would not have avoided the collision! You are not at fault for a collision just because you were parked in an illegal place when someone hit your car. That is why they have mirrors, windows and brakes on cars: so… Read More
Whomever backed into it is at fault. Read More
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If your at fault and you hit the other driver that doesnt have a license and uninsured who has to pay?
If you're at fault, you pay. Read More