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NSW Car Accident with Multiple Collisions - Am I Liable for Damage?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by S P, 14 October 2015.

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  1. S P

    S P Member

    14 October 2015
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    I was involved in a car accident last month. There were four cars involved in it. I will try to explain using numbers.

    No. 2 hit the No. 1 and No. 1 ran away. No. 3 hit No. 2 and moved out of the lane towards left. I was driving No. 4 and as I saw No. 3 moving out of lane, I slammed the brakes and hit No. 2 car's tow bar.

    Insurance companies determined that the driver of No. 3 car was at fault for the damage to No. 2 car and is liable to pay for it. My car insurance company called me and advised that I am not liable to pay anything - should I ask them to provide this via email too?

    Apparently, my car was also damaged due to hitting tow bar of No. 2

    Since I have only third-party property insurance, my insurance company wouldn't advise me who is liable for damage to my car. I am a bit confused here if I am liable for the damage to my car.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

    27 May 2014
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    Probably you. You are responsible for stopping in time. Same logic as No 3 paying for No 2. No 3 will be responsible for his own damage.

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