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ACT Car Accident at CostCo - Am I Liable Under Traffic Law?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Connor Anthony Canlas, 20 November 2015.

  1. Connor Anthony Canlas

    20 November 2015
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    Hi, while I was pushing my shopping cart at the parking of CostCo, I accidentally hit a reversing car which caused a small dent at its body just above the left rear tire. Am I liable for this under Traffic Law?

  2. Louise4007

    Louise4007 Well-Known Member

    8 November 2015
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    Hi Anthony

    You could be liable for damages to the vehicle, therefore should the driver of the vehicle file a claim against you seeking damages for the accident, contact a lawyer ASAP.

    Generally, because shopping centre car parks are not roads, the laws relating to accidents occurring in them do not fall under Traffic law, however a person whose property, in this case a car, has been damaged, may seek restitution if certain fault/causation elements of the incident are proven.

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