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Am I liable?

I accidentaly backed into a car (which was not parked in a proper parking zone) in a private parking area am I still liable?

The police officer couldn't even give a parking ticket or make a police report because it was a private parking area.

I am not so sure I am responsible though.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2010 in Money & Work

Answers (14)
  • I would venture to guess not but laws change state to state. If the cop could not issue a ticket you should be okay...

    Answer by ABusyBee at 6:20 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • damn if you aren't id be pissed if i was the person you hit.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 6:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • state laws do apply here, in oregon we are a no fault state so both parties are liable. Here's hoping that your not because they werent parked correctly. Good luck

    Answer by browningmom at 6:22 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Hmm that's a tough one. I'd like to know the answer too lol. Good luck!

    Answer by Xynyth at 6:23 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • What state? I agree with spammyann you are liable if you hit that car..

    Answer by MTM at 6:25 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • If you were in reverse, no matter what it's your fault and you are liable!

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:28 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Just because the police didn't ticket, it doesn't mean that you aren't liable for the damages you did to the other car. Where I work, there was a car that was parked illegally in our work parking lot. A coworker (not expecting the car to be there) hit it. Since that car was not moving, my coworker was still liable. No ticket was issued to either my coworker, or the illegally parked car, but her insurances had to cover the damages.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:28 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Yes, usually you're liable if you hit something that was standing still.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 6:29 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Yes. You most likely you are. You hit another car, whether or not it was parked legally.

    The best way to tell though is to call your insurance agent and ask.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 6:29 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Yes you are, you hit a parked car. I'm sorry but to me that's stupid enough, then to think that you can get away with it is even more rediculous.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 6:35 PM on Jul. 16, 2010

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