By gnofin - United States
Today, I was walking out of a grocery store. I hit the button on my key to open the trunk, and the trunk lid hit an old lady just under her chin and knocked her to the ground. As she laid there, she pointed a shaky, bony finger at me and yelled that she would sue me for everything I have. FML
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  Marcella1016  |  31

Sounds like OP has an SUV. Those don't open straight up like a car trunk, but open out backward. In grocery store parking lots, people generally walk near the parked cars while walking to/from the entrance, so as not to be in the way of the other cars going by looking for parking spaces. Sounds to me like this was a perfect storm of events that unfortunately combined at the most inopportune time. F the lady's life and F your life, OP.

  CrassKal  |  27

28, I've seen how fast certain old people move. It wouldn't surprise me if one of them couldn't escape a slow moving car door. That being said, I'm not sure if the doors have enough force behind them to knock someone down.
OP if she's is serious look and see if there are records of her suing other people over "accidents", some people actually make a career of this.

  staminprime  |  12

what makes you think OP didnt apologize. i honestly have to wonder why she was so close. most trunks only swing straight up. if its a hatch back then it would swing a couple of feet. but not with that much force

By  Raekwon_fml  |  8

There is nothing she can sue for here. It's not negligence because there is no proximate cause. It's not foreseeable that somebody will have their face that close to your trunk and receive an injury from you opening it like that.