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Can I be held liable for damages? related questions

  • 1Can I be held liable for damages?

    So I was working in a computer lab at my university with some friends (I am a student ofcourse). One of my friends had his external HardDrive on the table.When a few of us all were looking at one screen I accidentaly knocked over the hard drive behind me(It broke). This friends dad now wants to take me to court to pay for the data recovery + a new hard drive summing up to almost R6000(which i do not have in the first place). Am I liable for these costs?

  • 2I was involved in a car accident, in which I was rear ended, had no insurance, should I be held liable damages

    Just bought the car 11/22/2006 , the day before Thanksgiving, after 5:00 pm , 11/24/2007 am, I was back over. My damage was in the right rear , their dameges were in the back front. I was in the right lane . It is stated in the report of the police who tried to veer into the other lane to avoid hitting me. Affirms that pulled in front of her . If the dealer part responsible for letting the car leave the lot without insurance?

  • 3Would I be held liable in this car accident?

    I was driving the speed limit on the highway . There was a big truck in front of me and totally blocked my view . I can not see any car in my lane except the back of the truck . Suddenly , the truck changed lanes without a signal, and I immediately saw two cars stopped in the road in front of me . No other cars in front of them . The distance is too short for me to stop. Then I hit the car in front of me and hit the car in front of him . Now my question is: is responsible in this car accident ? They said that in 90 % of cases , I would. But it will be so unfair to me because , apparently , you can not predict what will happen if I can see . Is there anything I can do to protect myself? Thank you. At the same time , I have to buy a new car in no time ...

  • 4Can I be held liable for nearly hitting a pedestrian in my car, who then fell down?

    I was leaving a small mall when I approached an intersection in the parking lot. A car to my left waved me through the intersection-- The sun was in my eyes and I was unable to see clearly in front of me, but took his wave to mean I was safe to proceed. As the sun passed out of my face I saw a woman and her 15-17 year old daughter. I immediately braked. The younger girl was fine, but her mother, who had a ton of junk in her hands and was wearing flip-flops was startled and fell backwards. I did not make contact with either of them with my car. I stopped to check if they were alright and offered to call an ambulance several times. The older woman asked for my information and I obliged to be courteous because I was shaken up and not interested in fighting with a woman whom I nearly hit with my car. She did not file a police report and claimed she was okay at the scene of the near-accident. Approximately an hour later she called my cell phone and left a message saying that her phone was broken in the fall and that I'd need to replace it. What was funny/strange about this is that this woman asked me to call her back on her broken cell phone, the same phone she was actively using to leave me a voice mail message. I chocked this up to her being litigious and trying to take advantage of my sympathy. Her personality and tone of voice both at the accident and on the phone seemed to suggest she was motivated by $$$ and not by any real need for a cell phone. Are there any lawyers out there that could comment on what the possibility of this woman pursuing legal action against me are? Both for the phone and any injuries she attempts to fake as a result? Thanks in advance.

  • 5Who will be held liable? What rule of law will Acme use to defend itself?

    Morris is a seller of Acme , Inc. , of Virginia , a manufacture of appliances . He receives a commission on sales made , and without additional compensation . He drives his own car , pay their own expenses , and asks whom he pleases. When I went to make a call to a potential client , negligent Morris hits Acme Hudson and Morris demanding .

  • 6Are automatic car washed held responsible for damages?

    I recently bought a car wash barcode from a ski holiday ( unlimited washes in a month ) , after washing 5 i went home to dry my 03 silverado and noticed black spots of paint missing from the hood driver's side door of the truck and the tail , there is damage to the windshield (like sandblasting) and headlights and front grill.After notice the damage I went on vacation and filled out a report accident, then I got in touch with Roger Veum , a manager of customer service quality , which then took pictures of my truck and said he would get back to me after 1 week passed I called (imagine that ) , which is when he told me that they were denying my claim , said the damage was normal wear and told me that we are in court. Im open to suggestions , Thanks

  • 7If your unliscensed 16 year old niece lives in the house and is uninsured, who can be held liable?

    My niece of 16 years and his mother lives in my house . She does not have a liscence yet but yet the mother ( my sister ) Let the unit . Do not have much money and her mom have basic coverage . If she has an accident , they go after ?

  • 8My ex &I had a joint credit card. She has since filed chapter 11 w/ the cc listed. Can I still be held liable

    My ex girlfriend and I had a credit card with myself as the primary. She racked up a huge bill . She filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year with this credit card is listed as a creditor . I have not heard from the collection agency since. It is still on my credit report . I can dispute this ? Despite the bill the credit card is legitimate and may still try to charge me ? I have done many searches on what my rights , but I have not heard much about this specific topic .

  • 9Would i be liable to pay for the damages for a mistake a work?

    Working part-time at the gas station for pocket money, and last night i accidentally pumped gasoline into a diesel car , cost over 200 ( New Zealand ) dollars to fix My boss made ​​me pay for the mistakes I've done before, but it was only like $ 20 but I'd rather be fired for this shit ** of a job and then pay the $ 200 PS I'm quite new so you had to sign a specific contract even for petrol so I am responsible for this accident by law? thank you very much

  • 10I got into a car accident while on company time. Is my employer liable for damages? ?

    I got into a car accident while on company time . Is my employer responsible for damages ? ?

  • 11If I sue someone for damages and the judge finds me guilty, would I have to pay damages to the other party?

    If I was in a car accident and both cars were damaged , then sue for damages. But the judge found me guilty . Would I have to pay damages to the other party ? Or , the other party to sue me for the first time in order to obtain damages from me ?

  • 12In the instance below, would the pedestrian be held accountable at all?

    We had a snow plow hit a person the other day. I'm not sure how badly injured he was but the snow plow driver had been drinking. So he's at fault for sure, however, when they showed this on the TV, it was 5 AM, clear out with totally clear sidewalks. This was a black man, wearing all black and walking in the street. I've heard it's not "cool" to walk on the sidewalks in the "Hood" but come on. I feel this man should take some responsibility for placing himself in danger. If the walks were not clear and he had to walk in the street, he'd have a good lawsuit. I know that in a car accident, each driver's actions are looked to no matter who is at fault. Did you sound your horn? Did you put on your brakes? I know they look for skid marks, etc. If you saw the person coming and did nothing, then you are assessed some "at fault". What does the law say?