Am I able to sue a gas station for vehicle damage incurred on their property?
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It would be up to a judge, but I don't see you winning this case.
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In my opinion you would be unlikely to succeed in any such lawsuit as you are obligated to see and avoid stationary objects.
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Section 312 Vehicle impact protection... is to protect the pumps from being damaged.
1. It did its job
2. The station could be cited for the short post
3. You have no case.
4. File a claim with your car insurance company.
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Not only would you not prevail in any claim or lawsuit against the gas station, but you would also be liable for any damage you caused to the cement pole.
You can't hit a stationary object and then attempt to place blame on said object. That's not how liability laws work.
If you have collision coverage, then use your own auto insurance policy. If not, then don't bother trying to make a claim or sue the gas station, as you will only be wasting your time, effort, and money (the filing of a lawsuit, even a small claims lawsuit, is not free you know).
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