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I rear ended a car I was following behind on a roundabout which

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I rear ended a car I was following behind on a roundabout which suddenly stopped due to a bus which didn't appear to give way entering the roundabout from our left who is responsible for paying for damage.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 2 years ago.
Unfortunately the car which hits the one in front is responsible. The presumption is that you should follow at a distance so you can stop safely without hitting, even in an emergency. Sometimes where the collision is caused by some very bad driving, then that driver may have to contribute.

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