If I was riding my bicycle and hit a person’s tailgate, am I responsible for repair or replacement?

We exchanged info and I took pictures of the dent, then we went on our way. Her truck was a month old off the lot. She wants a replacement tailgate but I think it is fixable. The estimate she received was $1200 and my estimate for repair is $500 guaranteed for the life of the truck.

Asked on July 2, 2014 under Accident Law, California


Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you were at faut, you would be responsible for the damages that are reasonable. What is reasonable depends on the condition of the vehicle and the repair 

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