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Opening door of parked car

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Cathy_2 12 Oct 2008
When in a parking lot and you are exiting your car, if a car pulls into the space next to you and hits you, who is at fault?

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gices 12 Oct 2008

I'm not sure I really understand your question but here goes - if you have parked your car and when opening the door to get out, you hit the car next to you, then you will be at fault because you should always look before opening your door. This type of incident is hard to prove and if you need to make a claim to get your car repaired, you will need to have at least a witness, otherwise the money is going to come out of your own pockets as the other party can say it was your fault and not theirs and it would be difficult to prove who is saying the truth and the case will be closed by holding both parties responsible for the incident.

If I have misunderstood your question, then let me know.