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my wife got into her car in our garage, opened the garage door checked the three mirrors and backed out onto the driveway on our property. an unattended motorcycle was parked in our driveway blocking the garage door and not visible from inside the car. a couple minutes before the operator of the motorcycle saw my wife an failed to notify her he was parked in front of the door. the motorcycle was pushed over and damaged. should we be responsible for the damage.

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Why was the motorcycle parked on your private driveway? This action may constitute a trespass. An action for a physical invasion of property is known as a trespass action. Since laws will vary upon jurisdiction, please provide the name of your state.

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Consider contacting a car accident attorney for a complementary appointment. Good luck.

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No stranger can declare liability from here; that's for a court to decide, and "should" questions aren't exactly productive. Wife is free to dispute any claim and say she didn't act negligently (and by that I mean couldn't possibly see the motorcycle).

I gather you mean the pitch of your driveway (perhaps combined with the height of your vehicle) is so steep that the drop-off means one couldn't see out of a rearview mirror. If a very steeply-pitched driveway, there wouldn't be much point in looking through the rearview mirror in the first place. Very few motorcycles would be of such a low profile as couldn't be seen through a car's rearview mirror, unless you're talking also about a very high vehicle profile.

Also presume this is a shared driveway (otherwise, not clear why the motorcycle was there ... but that doesn't mean wife can't be held responsible for damage).

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