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Whose at fault when your car door is hit while getting out of the car?

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2005-10-14 02:19:54
2005-10-14 02:19:54

Generally speaking the person opening the door is at fault. I personally know of a couple of such cases and both times the door opener was at fault and at least one of the people was ticketed by the police.

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