Possible "1983" Action depending on which government agency (Federal Gov) had the man in custody; also there may be other possible actions. The man will need to contact an attorney that specializes in these types of actions against the government (injury while in custody). You will have to do some searching, but there are lawyers that do the majority of their practice in this area.
If you did not leave your contact information on the car (a note does suffice), and the other party contacts the law enforcement agency, then you could be charged with misdemeanor hit and run. It is very important to leave a note on the car (business card) to let the other party know.
If you were arrested for this, you should check with the police report (if there is one) to see what crime was occurring or prevented, etc. You could also check with the D.A. (District Attorney's office) to get more information. If you believe you were wronged, then bring a copy of the police report to a criminal attorney for a consultation.
Yes, you could be held responsible even though there was no "vehicle on vehicle" contact. If you get letters from attorneys you should turn them over to your auto insurance immediately so they can begin the process of protecting you.
You will need to present the bodily injury claim form to the Navy Legal office in San Diego. This is where they house the JAG (Judge Advocates General) Corp. This office you can walk to and ask for the precise address, or you can call them. I have found them in the past to be very helpful.
I do not believe you have a claim against the D.A. on these specific facts. Also, as far as you stated in your question, there are not enough facts to support a claim for hotel negligence. You must be mindful of your damages due to the above which are also not mentioned.
My colleague below has suggested an excellent point: explore your home insurance first. Most policies are extremely liberal, and I have experience with one injury case where home insurance was triggered because the trip was planned or derived from the home. Also, you may have a medical pay provision under the policy to help pay for your friend's medical bills. I am also a bit concerned that you "jumped without looking." You still must make sure that what you do is safe before doing it...
Your insurance is paying the fair market value of your vehicle and if you are without "gap insurance" then you are limited to this recovery amount. I assume you were not injured based on your question; thus, the non deployment of airbags will have nothing to do with the property damage recovery. It is extremely important to make sure you have "gap coverage" when financing a vehicle. If you lease a vehicle, gap insurance is built into the the lease plan to protect the finance company.
Right now, you need to focus on getting a good doctor to listen to your needs; treat this as a customer service issue with your doctor, and not a medical malpractice claim so to speak. Your complaints need to be addressed on the medical issues as soon as possible. Negligence has not crept into this situation based on the facts you have so far listed in your question. I hope this helps!
A police officer can make a conclusion of liability based on other factors like: property damage location, skid marks, and the like. However, since he or she did not witness the accident, it can be objected to. Obviously, an independent witness would shed better light on what actually occurred. However, the court does give wide discretion to a police report since police officers are "officers of the court." Nevertheless, you should use the opportunity to present your side of what actually...