Who is at fault?

A bus hits an illegally parked car. Two passengers on the bus claim injuries. Is
the illegally parked car at fault.

Asked on June 6, 2016 under Accident Law, New Jersey


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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If your state has comparative negligence which determines a percentage of liability for each party at fault, both the bus company and the owner of the illegally parked car are liable for the bus passengers' injuries;  however, the bus company is primarily liable because its bus hit a parked car.

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