Van Nuys, CA asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for California

Q: Can car dealerships park their cars (say, 100) in private garages used for businesses? What if the damage your car?

There's a "Karen" in my office who thinks her car was damaged by a car that a dealership has parked in our work garage. They have around a 100 cars in there that they just move around from floor to floor once a week. She thinks it's illegal for them to use garage and that they are hiding the cars to not have to report them. Something about they only have to insure the cars on their lot. I just want her to stop talking about it, so I that I'd start by asking you. Thanks for any help in the matter.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

you need more than "think" someone damaged your car.

I would bet there is a city ordinance/law precluding this.

contact your city council for an opinion........if you make enough noise the owner of the building may put their foot down too.

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

A: If it's OK with the garage owner, then it's OK by most statutes. If it is a public garage that would change things, possibly.

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