• FreeAdvice has a new Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our Terms of Service and use of cookies.

unknowingly backed into an illegally parked car

Accident - Bankruptcy - Criminal Law / DUI - Business - Consumer - Employment - Family - Immigration - Real Estate - Tax - Traffic - Wills   Please click a topic or scroll down for more.



What is the name of your state? What is the name of your state? us virgin islands

I reversed into a legal parking space and my bumper unknowingly touched the bumper of a vehicle illegally parked on the grass behind me. I drive an explorer xlt and the other vehicle is a mustang. I was notified some three hours later that I had touched this vehicle. My vehicle left rubber scuff marks on the other vehicle. However, the mustang's bumper has other scratches on it from previous incidents. The police was called and I did not receive a ticket nor did the other driver. The driver of the illegally parked vehicle attained an estimate for her bumper. Should I pay?:confused:
Last edited:


Senior Member
virescue said:
What is the name of your state? What is the name of your state? us virgin islands
My response:

We can't help you.

The U.S. Virgin Islands, like Puerto Rico, and parts of Burbank, California, is an unincorporated territory of the United States; i.e., it is not a "State."

The territory has a democratically elected government including a unicameral legislature.

Since the U.S. Virgin Islands makes it's own laws, you'll need to consult a local attorney concerning your potential liability.

Good luck to you.



Senior Member
The civil code of the U.S. Virgin Islands was incorporated into the Burbank Municipal Code.

For damaging a bumper, you must repair the bumper, sacrifice a goat and marry the mustang owner's ugly second daughter.

Find the Right Lawyer for Your Legal Issue!

Fast, Free, and Confidential