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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.

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Q: What should you do if you have an accident and hit an already parked vehicle while positioning your vehicle into a parking space?
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Who is at fault when a person is pulling out of a parking spot and going slowly using caution and a car traveling the parking lot collide?

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.

In California who is at fault in an accident where a vehicle backing out of a parking spot strikes a vehicle that is already backed up and about to leave forward?

The person backing out I am asuming other person has finished reversing and is leaving if I understood correctly

If you bump a car in a parking lot and there is a little nick on the bumper is it a no fault accident?

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Who Is responsible for vehicle damage in a parking lot accident if you strike a damaged light pole base in a unlight parking lot while exiting the unlight parking lot?

if you hit a stationary object - you will most likely be found at fault

Can you claim on someones insurance for accident caused due to them parking on a corner blocking view of road?

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.

Who is at fault if one vehicle entering a parking lot from traffic hits another vehicle exiting a parking space?

The vehicle exiting the parking space that did not yield to oncoming traffic.

Who is at fault in an accident where a vehicle backing out of a parking spot strikes a vehicle that is speeding through the parking lot?

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 law suit on a motor vehicle accident and for how long?

Do you have to pay a motor vehicle accident and for how long

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No parking means you should not park a motor vehicle in the area indicated.

Do you have to use check from insurance to fix auto?

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

If the brakes fail on your vehicle the parking breaks may be used to help stop the vehicle as well?

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.

If a vehicle is going down a one-way street backs up and hits a vehicle backing out of a parking space- who is at fault?

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?

What is required when parking a vehicle beside any vehicle A maintain safe distance between B stay inside any marked parking lines C when exiting your vehicle avoid touching the other vehicle?

Both A & B

What must be accomplished when parking an explosives laden vehicle on a grade or ramp?

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What is the statute of limitations on parking tickets in Pennsylvania?

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.

When parking downhill on a street with a curb on your right your car wheels should be?

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.

If a vehicle is left out of gear and no parking break on and rolls back into a vehicle that is parked in a unmarked no parking zone on private property as both vehicles were unmanned Who is at Fault?

The owner of the car that caused the damage. They have a duty to engage their parking break.

Are parking lot accidents fifty fifty?

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.

How do you find vehicle owners car insurance if the vehicle was being driven by someone other than the vehicle owner?

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.

Who's at fault when a parked car is scraped in a parking lot by another car pulling into a parking spot?

no matter where a vehicle is parked, the moving vehicle is at fault every time.

What happens if you was driving a work vechile and had an accident and you wasn't working at that 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.

Another vehicle reversed out of a parking space into the side of my car as i was passing who is at fault?

it is the person coming out of the parking space

When exiting a parking spot who has the right of way?

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.

If you are driving personal vehicle for work purposes and had a car accident and you were at fault is the employer responsible for repair of damages to the vehicle?

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.