The important thing to realize in a car accident where an open car door is hit is that the person who opened the car door is almost always at fault. One of the main reasons for this is that the person opening the car door is typically parked and not moving. This means they have time and the obligation to check their surroundings for any oncoming cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, or other vehicles that could collide with their door as it is open. Contrary to this, the person that strikes the open door usually has very limited time to react to the situation before impact.
Ultimately, fault in any type of car accident will be determined based on negligence. If you hire a car accident attorney from Calandro Law to represent you in an open car door accident, they will work to prove that you have been injured and suffered damages due to the negligent actions of the other party involved. Your attorney will look to collect evidence on your behalf that supports your claim following the collision.