If I hit a car but I’m not insured, do I have to pay for the repairs?

The car that I hit was parked on the side of the street but ut wasn’t working. They had no insurance either.

Asked on June 13, 2014 under Accident Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Yes, if you hit a parked car, then you would be at fault in the accident: a parked car is only hit either intentionally or negligently (careless driving). The person at fault in causing property damage will be liable to pay for it--if there was insurance, the insurance might pay, but you write that there is no insurance, which leaves you responsible.


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