Storm Water Almost Caused Wheelie Bins to Hit Parked BMW. Who Would Have Been at Fault?
Last edited 12/02/2019 - 09:47 by 1 other user
The thunderstorms in Sydney yesterday caused an interesting situation near my house.
Storm water flowing down the road to a storm water drain pushed the wheelie bins of a house down the street by about 5 metres, which would have hit a BMW that has been parking on the drain over the last few days. If the car was damaged, would the owners of the bin be liable for the damages? If they had insurance, would it be covered by the public liability cover of the buildings insurance?
To make it more a bit more challenging: What if the bin owner's neighbour had thought that they had forgotten to pull out their bins and pulled it out for them (and they have done this for each other numerous times previously)?