Legal Question in Personal Injury in New York

A "guest" at my house was backing out of my driveway and accidentally hit someone walking behind their car. Am I, and my homeowners insurance liable for any medical costs incurred or any pain and suffering judgments?

Asked on 5/02/13, 4:43 pm

3 Answers from Attorneys

Yefim Rubinov Yefim Rubinov Attorney at Law

Depends on the facts...one way for you to be liable, for example, if you gave your guest alcohol while he/she was intoxicated...

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Answered on 5/02/13, 4:57 pm
David Slater David P. Slater, Esq.

Unless you were somehow at fault, no.

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Answered on 5/02/13, 6:05 pm
Michael E. Zuller Zuller Law Offices

Probably not. But there is always a possibility that it will be claimed something about the make-up, design, or maintenance of your driveway in some way contributed to the accident. Never a bad idea to contact your homeowner's insurance carrier and report the incident. Just in case someone wants to be creative. Best, M. E. Zuller

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Answered on 5/03/13, 1:56 pm


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