Manchester, NH asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire

Q: Someone opened their door on a busy road and their door hooked on my rear passenger side and damaged my vehicle.

They damaged my back and I don't want to have to pay my deductible to get it fixed because it's not my fault. Is there anyway to avoid the deductible? She does not have insurance

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

A: A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Many jurisdictions have traffic laws placing the responsibility on the occupants of the parked car in opening a door into traffic. Only a local attorney could advise there. However, as a general matter nationwide in actual settings, both sides often make arguments - speed of moving car, closeness to parked cars, inattentiveness, etc. These are scrutinized closely if an accident involves bodily injury. Good luck

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