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


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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