Am I at fault if I swerve to avoid my neighbor's cat but hit his car?
My neighbor's cat ran in front of my car when I was driving down my street. When I swerved to miss it, I wound up hitting his car which was parked in the roadway. I did miss his cat but the side of our cars struck each other. Would I be at fault if I swerved to avoid striking a domestic animal? The law states that the owner must be in control of his animal at all times. Plus, his car was parked in the roadway and not his driveway. I was going less than the speed limit and being cautious. I am insured and a good driver. However, my insurance company says I ran into a parked car deliberately. Would he be partially to blame for leaving his car on the street and not having control of his cat?