Question

If my husband backed into a parked car and put a tiny dent in a bumper that was already severely damaged, is he liable for the entire bumper?

The other party has suggested he intends to file a claim. What should we do?

Aug 26, 2017 Lynchburg, VA

Answer
Neil Richardson

Aug 26, 2017

Your husband should only be liable for the damage he caused. However, your insurance company will ultimately decide what they will and won't cover regarding the repair or replacement of the bumper. Providing pictures from the scene of the incident and explaining the existing damage to your insurance company will help them to make a better determination of how to proceed.

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