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    Default Is it a Defense to Hitting a Parked Car that it Was Not Lawfully Parked

    My question involves an accident that occurred in the state of New Jersey:
    I backed into my "friends" black truck and left a dent. It was nightime and the rain was coming down hard. The truck was parked 4 feet off the curb. I understand this my fault but is it entirely?

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    Default Re: Is it a Defense to Hitting a Parked Car that it Was Not Lawfully Parked

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    My question involves an accident that occurred in the state of New Jersey:
    I backed into my "friends" black truck and left a dent. It was nightime and the rain was coming down hard. The truck was parked 4 feet off the curb. I understand this my fault but is it entirely?
    I'll probably get the usual argument about this but, with thirty five years in the insurance industry I'll tell you that, yes, it's entirely your fault.

    You have a duty to be as cautious as circumstances dictate. You hit a stationary vehicle that could have been seen had you exercised that duty. Failure to exercise that duty is negligence no matter where or how the other vehicle was parked.

    What discussions have you had with your friend about paying for his damage?

    Have you gotten your insurance company involved?

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