Hartford, CT asked in Car Accidents for Massachusetts

Q: My daughter rear ended a vehicle going 5 mph.The car she hit had a tow bar extended from the back of the car.liability??

Can u drive with a tow bar when not towing?legality issue?

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

A: A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney about specific vehicle & traffic law as to legality, your daughter or her attorney should still consider raising the issue of such a device being a contributing factor. The brunt of liability is on the vehicle hitting another in the rear in most settings nationwide. And it might not make much difference in a minor, low-speed property damage claim. However, if injuries are being claimed, it's possible the small percentage points in terms of respective fault could become significant. Good luck

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