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Who pays when a parked car is hit in a private car park?

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2011-09-13 20:02:15
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As long as your vehicle was parked legally and you were able to obtain the other vehicle's insurance info, the driver of the other vehicle's insurance co. is resposible for all your damages.

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The driver of the car that was driving when the accident occured. The owner of the parked car should not be responsible unless the car was parked in an illegal place or position.


The driver of the car unless the other car was parked on the lawn. It's against the law to park a vehicle in your front yard.


It makes no difference what position the shift lever is in. Parked is parked. Double-parking is against the law in most (all?) jurisdictions.



Yes, private property does not obsolve you of your responsiblity.


It's difficult to imagine circumstances in which the owner of the parked car could be considered to be at fault. Almost always, the driver of the moving car will be found liable. Even if the car was not parked properly, the driver of the other car generally will have had the "last clear chance" to avoid hitting it.


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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 of a car driving around the curve at the speed limit would not be able to see the parked car until too close to it to avoid a collision, then the driver might not be liable for damage to the parked car, and indeed the driver who parked the car might be liable for damage to the car that hit it.


Leave a note with your name and number if you can't find the owner.




It is legal to drink in your car in NH as long as the car is not running and you are on private property.


The transmission is not in park and/or the parking brake is not applied.


even if it is a private parking lot they are not liable for any damage .well that's how it is in montreal.


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.


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.


If a car is parked next to my fence is that OK?


your car is parked unless you have someway or another had the car in drive while you weren't in it then how can you pay for damages you did not incur and if you weren't parked in a no parking zone or a handicap spot then the person who hit you is responsible for all damages because they weren't paying any attention



If your car is being hit on a private car park, you should call the police and report it and later on claim the insurance that was being put in your car to expense all the repairs of it.


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.


It could slip out of park, but most likely would "park lock." This would mean the parking pawl would jam inside other parts in the transmission, making it tough to get your car out of park. Sometimes pushing the car is the only way. Use the parking brake on a hill.


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The car that rolled into the parked car is at fault.



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