Minneapolis, MN asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Dakota

Q: In the state of North Dakota, if someone parks in a no parking zone and you hit their vehicle who’s fault is it?

Does it matter if the parked vehicle is occupied?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A North Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In general nationwide, the driver who hits a parked car is usually at fault. The fact that the vehicle may have been parked in an unauthorized space does not usually remove blame from the moving vehicle. The fact that the parked vehicle was occupied or unoccupied doesn't change things too much in these settings in terms of blame for the collision. It could make a difference in terms of traffic violations (no parking, no standing, drop-off only, etc.) This is just a generality; a local attorney could advise more meaningfully on state-specific traffic laws. Good luck

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