If I share a 4-car garage with 3 neighbors and my neighbor to my immediate right hit my car while parked but my car was touching his spot, am I liable for anything?

According to his photos, my car was covering a portion of his parking spot and he miscalculated backing while backing in an backed into my car. The parking spot to his immediate left is empty, so had ample space to back in. He’s seeking to cover 1/2 of the damages.

Asked on February 14, 2015 under Accident Law, Illinois


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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You are NOT liable for anything.

Your neighbor is liable for the total amount of the property damage (cost of repairs) to your car because he hit your parked car.  He is at fault in the accident for hitting a parked car and is liable.

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