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I hate to deliver bad news, but if you hit a stopped or parked vehicle you would be responsible for 100% of the damages.
I've done some research prior to asking you and that is not always how cases are decided from what I found
The illegally parked vehicle should receive a parking citation. This happen quiet often, and even when vehicles are double parked and someone hits them while trying to go around them, if the vehicle that was hit was not moving, it is generally 100% fault of the moving vehicle.
I can only offer you general legal information based on my experience, education and knowledge.
There are always exceptions to any rule.
I would suggest that you consult with a local attorney who can review all the facts pertaining to your case and present a best legal argument in court on your behalf, and possibly the judge might get convinces and declare it 75/25 percent split, but it would be an uphill battle.
true, but I figured you would be able to offer something a little more specific to the details of my case
We wont be going to trial
the damages dont warrant that
Only local attorney can provide you with legal advice, but from what you have stated, I am afraid that generally someone under these facts would be 100% liable.
I know this is not what you were hoping to hear, but I know that you would rather have a correct answer, than an incorrect one that might give you false hope or potentially point you in the wrong direction.
Keep in mind, there is nothing that would prevent you to settle with the other car owner for less than 100%.
You can offer to pay any percentage that you feel is fair and see if they want to accept it or would opt to go to a small claims court.
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Have you not heard of any cases where the damages were split due to each parties degree of negligence ?
Absolutely, but it is normally done when there is an accident with more than one driver behind the wheel, not parked vehicles.