I parked at a park and fly no valet and my vehicle was hit can I make them pay damages

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I parked at a park and fly no valet and my vehicle was hit can I make them pay damages

Damage to my vihicle

Asked on January 6, 2018 under Accident Law, Louisiana


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Why would the park-and-fly be liable if you parked your car yourself? The fact that your car was damaged at someone else's property does not make the property owner liable--the same way that if a friend parked his car in your driveway and someone else hit while trying to make a U-turn in your driveway, you would not be liable. Only the person who hit your car is at fault: if you can identify that person (are there security cameras the lot?), you can sue him or her.

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