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Question DetailsAsked on 5/9/2016

Neighbor parks car in front of your home everytime I cut my lawn. Am I liable for any damage that happens?

My neighbor parks his car in front of my home and just leave it there, when there's room to park his car in his own driveway or in front of his own home. I'm aware that it is a public street but the police got involved with delimma last year because I parked my car in front of my home & his parked his car in front of mine touching my bumper and called the police on me because his son & I got into an argument. My question is, if I cut my grass while his car is in front of my home and some damages occur am I liable for any damages?

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Yes you are responsible for damage to other's property or person by items thrown by your mower (or if you accidentally run into it) - though if your mower has factory guards on it, as long as you do the portion near the car so the discharge is pointing away from the car you should be fairly safe unless mowing gravel rather than lawn.

Technically, based on my understanding, simply a bit of grass cuttings sticking to his car or some splashes from wet grass would not be considered something you would be responsible - that would be an inherent risk in parking on the street as long as it did not ding the paint or dent a panel or such. However, whether he would make an issue of it ... so maybe for that immediate area throttle down to minimum mower speed as you go by to reduce the risk.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD




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