Cars Illegally Parked in Bus Stop May be Liable for Personal Injuries

Plaintiff claims she fell in a pothole upon exiting a City bus. The City claims that the bus driver could not discharge the passenger at the bus stop because two cars were parked in the bus stop. In response to plaintiff’s lawsuit, the City sued the owners of the illegally parked cars. The court denied the car owners’ claim that they could not have been the cause of plaintiff’s injury, finding that because the owner of an improperly parked could be liable even in the face of a negligent driver, it is possible that a jury could find the two owners liable.

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