Is a business liable for damage to my vehicle while it was parked on their private lot?

Asked on April 2, 2015 under Accident Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

No, they are  not liable for damage to your car while it was parked in their lot unless they were at fault in causing the damage in some way: e.g. an employee backed into or otherwise damaged your car; there was some unsafe, protruding piece of metal or other debris in the lot which caused the damage. A business is only liable for those costs or damages which it causes.


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