Car accidents don’t always involve two moving cars. Sometimes collisions occur between cars and stationary objects, or even between a moving car and a car that has been parked. These types of accidents can result in major damage, but can also bring up complex issues of fault and how compensation is to be meted out.
Collisions with Parked Cars
It might seem that, in most cases, a collision accident with a parked car is the fault of the driver of the moving car. However, this might not be true if, for example, the parked car is sitting somewhere it should not be. A car parked in the middle of a throughway, or in a no parking zone, creates a hazard. If a collision occurs involving this car, the owner of the parked car could be found liable.
Collisions with Other Stationary Objects
The same criteria could be applied to collisions with other stationary objects, such as trees or mailboxes. In the majority of cases, these objects are where they are supposed to be, and fault will lie with the driver. However, if a tree falls on a car, for example, it could be the fault of the tree’s owner if the tree was not properly cared for or if the property owner knew it was in danger of falling in the case of a windstorm.
Many of these types of collisions are covered by collision insurance. In cases where fault is uncertain, or when you experience roadblocks in making a settlement with the driver’s insurance company, an experienced car accident lawyer in Atlanta can make all the difference in making your case. If you have been involved in a car accident in the Atlanta, Georgia area, please contact the offices of Robbins Law, PC and let us evaluate your case.