Ankeny, IA asked in Car Accidents for Iowa

Q: Can a vehicle be tucked if it cant be seen from a tractor trailor side view mirrors & gets hit while big rig backs up?

Ticketed not tucked... the incident happened at a intercection.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If it was parked improperly yes. As the rig is in motion the rig's insurance should cover damage to the car.

If you have collision, maybe run it through that and let them go after the truck. Whether to fight the ticket or not depends on what the ticket was for. However the driver should have been aware the vehicle was there on his first pass. So even if the car wasn't parked where it should have been it doesn't mean the truck could hit it with impunity.

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