Am I Liable for this Accident?
April 23, 2009 9:36 PM Subscribe
Liability filter: I was involved in accident and need to know if I will be held liable.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was sitting in a taxi in heavy traffic, but was very close to my destination. I told the driver I would just get out then and there. He said ok. I paid him, then opened the door and WHAM a bicyclist went flying through the air. He may have broken an arm, possibly dislocated a shoulder, and his bike was damaged. But he was conscious, and I don't think he'll require surgery. I saw no blood. An ambulance came. I gave his brother, who was riding with him, $80 for the ambulance, as well as my drivers license number and phone number. I want to help, but I also want to know where I stand: if I am liable, if I can have a claim filed against me, if I can be sued, etc. Presumably the cab company might be liable instead of me? I don't have insurance.