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1 Hitting an Animal READ MORE
2 Multi Car Accident READ MORE
3 Hitting a Parked Car READ MORE
4 Backing Up Car Accident READ MORE
5 T-Bone Car Accident READ MORE
6 Car Hits a Pedestrian READ MORE
7 Sideswipe Accident READ MORE
8 Open Car Door Is Hit READ MORE
9 Head-On Collision READ MORE
10 Rear End Collision READ MORE
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Who is at Fault When Hitting an Animal?

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Who is at Fault When Hitting an Animal?

There are a lot of variables in determining who is at fault for hitting an animal. The most important issue is what type of animal is involved. The three basic types of animals are wild animals, livestock, and domestic animals. In general, there is no legal fault if you hit a wild animal. Wild animals would include deer, Elk, and other smaller animals.

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Who Is At Fault In a Multi-Car Accident?

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Who Is At Fault In a Multi-Car Accident?

Its not as simple as looking for the car with the most damage to determine who is at fault in a multi car accident.  Ultimately, fault must be determined on a case by case basis.  But there are some general principles that will help.  To start with you have to look at the individual drivers’ actions and the type of multi car accident that occurs.

There are many different types of multi car accidents.  The most common types of multi car accidents involve rear end accidents, head on collisions, Intersection crashes, and lane changes.  You will learn about all of them in this article.

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Its not as simple as looking for the car with the most damage to determine who is at fault in a multi car accident.  Ultimately, fault must be determined on a case by case basis.  But there are some general principles that will help.  To start with you have to look at the individual drivers’ actions and the type of multi car accident that occurs.

There are many different types of multi car accidents.  The most common types of multi car accidents involve rear end accidents, head on collisions, Intersection crashes, and lane changes.  You will learn about all of them in this article.

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Who is at Fault When Hitting a Parked Car?

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Who is at Fault When Hitting a Parked Car?

In most cases, it is very easy to determine who is at fault for hitting a parked car. The general rule is that the driver that hits the parked car is at fault for hitting a parked car. The reason the driver is usually at fault is because the car was parked and not moving. So, the parked car cannot move out of the way to avoid the accident. The driver that hits a parked car, on the other hand, usually does have the ability to move out of the way. The driver has a duty to pay attention to the road ahead and see what can be seen.

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Who is at Fault in a Car Accident When Backing Up?

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Who is at Fault in a Car Accident When Backing Up?

When someone backs into you, it most often occurs in a parking lot accident or when backing out of a driveway. This article will address both of these and more. But first you need to know the basics.

There are many reasons why determining who is at fault in a car accident when backing up can be complicated. The car that reversed often has limited visibility. Furthermore, other drivers do not always anticipate another car will be backing up or reversing.

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Who is at Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident?

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Who is at Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident?

A t-bone accident happens when the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another vehicle. It’s also called a side impact accident or broadside accident because of the location of the impact. Most of the time a t-bone car accident is an intersection accident. But they can also happen any time a car crosses a roadway or street. The key is that the cars are going perpendicular to each other.

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Who is at Fault When a Car Hits a Pedestrian?

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Who is at Fault When a Car Hits a Pedestrian?

Who is at fault when a pedestrian is hit by a car seems like a simple question to answer. In fact, most people think the pedestrian has the right of way. So, it must always be the driver’s fault. Many times this is true. But not all the time. There are times when the pedestrian does not have the right of way or did something wrong and the driver did everything right. This guide will help you make those determinations.

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Who is at Fault in a Sideswipe Accident?

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Who is at Fault in a Sideswipe Accident?

A sideswipe accident occurs when two cars are going the same direction and the side of one car hits the side of the other car. Most of the time this happens because one car leaves its lane of travel and sideswipes the other car. This is commonly referred to as an unsafe lane change.

The car that leaves its lane of travel is usually the one that is at fault for causing the sideswipe accident. This article will address who is at fault in a car accident when changing lanes.

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Who is at Fault When an Open Car Door is Hit?

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Who is at Fault When an Open Car Door is Hit?

If you hit an open car door, it does not matter if you are driving a bicycle, a car, or any other type of vehicle. It also does not matter if you are pulling into a parking space or driving in the inside lane. The law for who is at fault if you hit an open car door is the same. This article will discuss when the person that opened the door has fault and when the person that hit the car door has fault. It will also discuss special open car door accidents with bicycles called “Dooring Accidents”.

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Who is at Fault in a Head-On Collision?

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Who is at Fault in a Head-On Collision?

Head on collisions happen rarely. But when they do happen, the tremendous forces involved upon impact means that the injuries are usually catastrophic or fatal. As a result, it is important to know what it is, how fault is determined, who is at fault, and how to avoid it. This guide will help answer those questions.

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Who is at Fault in a Rear End Collision?

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Who is at Fault in a Rear End Collision?

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) nearly half of all traffic accidents involve a rear end accident.  Given the sheer number of times a rear end car accident occurs, it is important to know what it is, how fault is determined, who is at fault when it happens, and how to avoid it.  This article will help answer those questions.

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