CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: What We Are Doing to Protect Our Clients

What if I left my keys In the car?

If you leave your keys in the car, and it gets stolen, you are usually not responsible for the damage if someone steals your car and they get in an accident. Only when the courts have found unusual facts has liability been imposed. Some examples of unusual facts where the court has acted contrary to the usual rule of no liability:

- a car dealership where they customarily left the keys in the cars on the lot,

- a bulldozer with keys left in it (because you can't expect that whoever is foolhardy enough to steal a bulldozer would actually know how to drive one), and

- a half-loaded truck was left parked for a long time in a very poor neighborhood (where some enterprising person saw the truck as an opportunity to make some money).

If you have been injured in an accident and would like to discuss your legal options with an experienced Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney, contact us online or call us at 916.921.6400 to set up a FREE consultation.

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