Shouldnt the vehicle that this person exited from be liable?
...Unless he was pushed out
When she renew her insurance. She notice there is a big increase.
The insurance company told her that she had an accident claim.
She complaint that it wasn't her fault. But the insurance company say a accident is a accident, it doesn't matter who is at fault.
It seem like every insurance company treat insurance claim different.
You should check with other insurance company and see if you can get better price.
If the driver was charged, because the passenger opened their door, then tell it to the judge...it WILL be tossed. The passenger on the other hand, will most likely be charged (unless of course, it's a kid).
p.s. anyone that opens a door into moving traffic deserves a HUGE increase in their insurance!
Careful you don't mix up the concepts of "fault" as in potentially guilty of an offence under the HTA and "liability" in terms of how an insurance company assesses it. They don't necessarily correspond. You can, as the person who opens a vehicle door unsafely, be the only person to get charged under the HTA, but insurance companies could still assign less than 100% liability to that person, given the totality of the circumstances in the particular case. They aren't really bound by any rules in this area.pvotrainer wrote:the person who opens the door is at fault (setion 165 of the Highway Traffic Act) The person liable for damages is the vehicle driver/owner until they can get 100% of the liability transferred to the person who opened the door.
NOTHING I SAY ON HERE IS LEGAL ADVICE.