Car parked in drive way and someone smashes window but the car doesn’t have insurance on it

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Car parked in drive way and someone smashes window but the car doesn’t have insurance on it

So I have my car parked in a driveway at one of my employers properties and. Someone vandalized it smashed the passenger door window and I want to know if the property owner where my car is parked is liable for the damages that someone does to my car but my car doesn’t have insurance on it because it is a write off but the smashed window was not part of the damages that occurred when it was deemed a write off and I also don’t pay to have my car parked on this property but I do have all the texts from my boss that he moved me car there and it would be good there on this property of his but yet the passenger window got smashed in.

Asked on September 15, 2017 under Accident Law, Alaska

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, the property owner is not liable. A properly owner is not responsible for damage done on his property unless he is liable, or at fault, in causing the damage in some way; and a person is not liable for the criminal acts of other people (unless, that is, he was an accomplice or conspirator). The mere fact that you had your car on his property does not make him responsible for it being vandalized there.


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