Rockford, IL asked in Personal Injury for Illinois

Q: Who is responsible if you get into a fender bender in a small privately owned parking lot?

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Vincent Anthony Incopero

Answered
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The at fault party is always responsible, regardless of where the accident occurs.

In Illinois, drivers have an absolute duty to operate motor vehicles in a manner that does not cause harm to others, regardless of the location, conditions or circumstances.

Robert D. Kreisman

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  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The responsible party is the one at fault. It doesn't matter in this fact description where the incident occurred. Even though the fender bender happened on private property the police should have been notified and a police report made.

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