Can I sue a parking company because someone hit my car and left the scene?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

Can I sue a parking company because someone hit my car and left the scene?

I work for a company and I’m guessing they pay a parking for their employees to park. I bought my car last year and it has been hit 3 times already. In one of those incidents, my car had over $6,000 worth of damage. My car just recently got hit and the person left. I don’t think I should pay for it because the lot doesn’t have adequate security.

Asked on April 13, 2012 under Accident Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The law does not require companies to necessarily secure their parking lots. However, if a company has represented (or promised) that its parking is secure, then a failure to provide adequate security could make them liable for damages to vehicals parked there. So the issue will be whether they have undertaken to provide secure parking or not, which will determine their duties, and therefore their potential liability.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption