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If 2 people backing up at the same time hit each other who is at fault?

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2008-05-11 16:04:36
2008-05-11 16:04:36

Assuming you're talking about a parking lot situation, generally there is no way to establish fault in such an incident. Unless you're a fan of the old "Brady Bunch" TV series. A 50/50 fault, where each driver pays their OWN repair costs.

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