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If a car has parked in a no parking zone and was then hit in this zone who is responsible?

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if a car has parked in a no parking zone and was then hit in this zone who is responsible?

The car was parked on a yellow curb right behind valid parking places. In turn the car right in front of the yellow curb which was parked in a valid parking place tried to back out and did not see the car which was parked in the yellow curbed area.....as a result the car was hit and now who pays for what. The police were called and simply filled out a exchange of information report....

Attorney Answers 2


  1. Just because your car was negligently parked where it should not have been does not entirely relieve the other party from their duty to keep a proper lookout. I suspect that your two insurers will hash out an agreement as to percentages of fault attributable to each party, and pay accordingly.


  2. Generally a moving car which strikes a parked car is responsible for the resulting damages. Depending on the exact facts of this situation, there may be a small amount of contributory negligence against the person who parked in the wrong place.