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ACCIDENT, body shop, legal? HELP!

In message <199707030703.JAA05100@mykonos.Holland.Sun.COM> Douglas.Mancini@Holland.Sun.COM (Douglas Mancini  - Order Manager - OFC Netherlands) writes:

> In most states whenever the traffic side door is opened and hit it is default
> the openers fault ...

In the early 1970s, when the new shape Jaguar (XJ6) came out, the first one I
ever saw roared up our street and parallel-parked opposite in a single reverse
sweep.  The owner was so delighted with his prowess that he flung the driver's
door open with a flourish - and a passing Ford took it off cleanly at the
hinges.  He was left, sitting there, with a stunned expression.

Yup - over here anyone "introducing an obstruction onto the highway" is liable,
too.  And woe betide you if they think it was deliberate - a consequence of
laws aimed at the new habit of dropping lumps of concrete off motorway bridges
onto commuters.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club