If the owner of the parked vehicle cannot be located, you should leave your contact information in a brief note on the car you hit.
You should also report the accident A.S.A.P. to the local police station and provide them with your details in case the person doesn't get your note and files a hit and run complaint. This will protect you from any chance of being accused of leaving the scene.
A vehicle traveling in a parking lot has established use of the lane and the right of way. A vehicle in a parking space and backing into the lane must yield to oncoming traffic. Therefore, if a vehicle is backing out of a parking space and pulls into the path of an oncoming vehicle that has already established the lane, the vehicle backing would be at fault for the accident. However, if the vehicle which established use of the lane had an opportunity to avoid hitting the vehicle backing out of the space and failed to do so, there could be comparative negligence on both vehicles or on the one who had the opportunity to avoid the accident.
The person backing out I am asuming other person has finished reversing and is leaving if I understood correctly
No, as if your vehicle collided with the other vehicle, the fault is yours.j3h.
if you hit a stationary object - you will most likely be found at fault
No. It would be highly unlikely that you could ever prove liability of a vehicle that was not in motion at the time of your accident, even less likely if if that vehicle was not illegally parked.
The vehicle exiting the parking space that did not yield to oncoming traffic.
It depends. Parking lots are private property so the usual rules of the road don't apply. In some states it is 50-50 as far as who's at fault, because both drivers have a responsibility to watch for other drivers. Do not admit fault and let the insurance companies handle it.
Do you have to pay a motor vehicle accident and for how long
No parking means you should not park a motor vehicle in the area indicated.
If you haven't paid the vehicle off, then you must repair the vehicle with the insurance check. If you don't owe a bank anything, you are not required to fix the vehicle. Keep in mind, if the vehicle has unrepaired physical damage and you get in another accident the insurance company will not give you another penny. They are only required to repair the vehicle to the condition it was in prior to the accident. If it was already damaged, they won't give you a dime
Yes, the parking brakes can be used to stop the vehicle in emergency. But remember that, in most of the vehicles parking brakes apply only to one pair of wheels, so if the vehicle is in high speed, one has to apply them carefully and save the vehicle from skidding.
The vehicle backing up is the one that caused that accident by not looking so they get 99% of the blame. However the other gets1% as they were nOt stopping. BTW did this happen to u?
Both A & B
chock the vehicle
is there a statue of limitations for parking tickets. my present vehicle is impounded for unpaid parking tickets. however when tried to pay for my present vehicle i was told that i had to for unpaid parking tickets from 13 years in which i had included in my bankruptcy at 10 years ago.
Turned to the right incase the vehicle rolls it will be likely be stopped within inches by the kerb thus saving a potential dangerous accident.
The owner of the car that caused the damage. They have a duty to engage their parking break.
That's a pretty general question and laws vary from state to state, but in Florida (and I believe in general), any accident that occurs in a parking lot follows the same guidelines as any other accident. A person can be cited or found at fault for improper backing or any other offense in a parking lot. Usually, the fact that an accident occurred in a parking lot is only important in determining agency jurisdiction. In many states the police will not come to an accident that occurs in a private parking lot unless there are injuries. It is very important to secure witnesses that were not in either car to help make your case. In the event where two cars back into each other often times the person who is farthest out when the collision occurs is not at fault. Almost always a person who backs into a vehicle that is traveling down the isle is at fault.
The owners name and address should be listed on the accident report as well as the driver of the vehicle and who was at fault in the accident.
no matter where a vehicle is parked, the moving vehicle is at fault every time.
If you haven't already, contact the company that insures the vehicle. There should be a card with the insurance contact info in the glove compartment; you must also contact the "vehicle management", whoever that is, at your company or agency. These things should be done at the time of or immediately after the accident.
it is the person coming out of the parking space
To directly answer your question, I would say that the vehicle leaving a parking spot - in a parking lot - DOES NOT have the right of way. Any vehicle leaving a parking spot to a public road would also NOT have the right of way. This answer is given under the authority of COMMON SENSE.
No. If it was your own vehicle and you caused the accident then it is entirely your responsibility that the damage was caused and that you get it fixed.