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trto

Junior Member
What is the name of your state?Idaho

My wife hit a parked car this morning in our apartment complex. She left her full name, phone number and we waited about 30 minutes and stated that on the note. I also took pictures of the car damages and the manner it was parked. This brings me to my primary concern...

The car was parked in the guest parking, but not within the boundaries given. Basically, the "victim's" car was double parked. Does this mean anything? Can my wife work this angle to her legal benefit? Also, did she do everything legally necessary in a "hitting a parked car" scenario?

Thanks
 


What does parking illegally, if they did, have to do with the fact your wife did not proceed with caution if she could not do so correctly?
 

Happy Trails

Senior Member
trto said:
What is the name of your state?Idaho

My wife hit a parked car this morning in our apartment complex. She left her full name, phone number and we waited about 30 minutes and stated that on the note. I also took pictures of the car damages and the manner it was parked. This brings me to my primary concern...

The car was parked in the guest parking, but not within the boundaries given. Basically, the "victim's" car was double parked. Does this mean anything? Can my wife work this angle to her legal benefit? Also, did she do everything legally necessary in a "hitting a parked car" scenario?

Thanks
This link tells you the proper procedure on what your "DUTY UPON STRIKING UNATTENDED VEHICLE" is: http://www3.state.id.us/cgi-bin/newidst?sctid=490130003.K

The other driver being double parked really doesn't give your wife any kind of a defense for accidently hitting the other car. She is liable for the damages.
 

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