Brooklyn, NY asked in Car Accidents for Puerto Rico

Q: If a person bumped into the back of me while I was reversing in puerto rico what is my legal obligation?

The person driving the other vehicle is not the owner

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

A: An attorney who practices in Puerto Rico could advise best here, as the accident took place there. But your question remains open for three weeks. If you reached out to attorneys, they would likely have some questions about the circumstances of the accident. It sounds like it could possibly involve a slow-speed, parking type situation. I hope no one was hurt. Liability could be shared by both vehicles, depending on the setting (backing out of a parking spot, reversing unlawfully, or other possibilities) A vehicle that hits another in the rear is often at fault in most ordinary settings, but this could require closer examination. Good luck

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