whos insurance pays when someone runs into the open door of a parked car in a convenience store parking lot?
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Insurance Question from Bridgewater, MA
Asked on 12/07/2011
whos insurance pays when someone runs into the open door of a parked car in a convenience store parking lot? NULL
Answer given on December 08, 2011
Automobile insurance adjusters will review an accident when a car door is struck by a moving car whether it is in a parking lot or on the road. Usually, if the door was already open and the driver of the moving car struck it, no matter whether the car was legally parked or not, it is the responsibility of the moving vehicle.if the stopped car opened the door into the roadway as the other car was passing, then it would most likely be the responsibility of the parked car, since they were negligent in opening the door without checking to see if it was safe to do so.If there are conflicting stories as to how the accident occurred, the insurance adjusters will have to take statements from each party and attempt to resolve the claim. It could end up being considered a 50/50 claim, meaning that each party was equally at fault.
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