am i required to pay for damages that occur in a parking lot

a woman said my car door damaged her car. there are no marks on my door and I don’t know if my car did the damage. she asked for my insurance information, which I gave her, but refused to give me her information. she made a claim on my insurance the next day. what are my options

Asked on April 19, 2017 under Insurance Law, Arkansas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If the damage to the other car was caused by your door, you are liable, regardless of the location where the incident occurred; in a parking lot or elsewhere.
If you claim that the damage to the other car was not caused by your door, inform your insurance company that it should deny the claim.


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