If I leave my car with a mechanic and they park it in their parking lot overnight, and someone rear-ends my vehicle and leaves, who is responsible for the damages? Is the repair shop responsible because they have "custody" of my vehicle, or am I responsible because it was in the parking lot of shop and they didn't actually cause the damage?
1 Answer from Attorneys
This actually might fall under the theory of "bailment." They should report it to their insurance carrier. Under bailment, there is a presumption of liability of the person who is holding goods in a bailment.
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