"Who is at fault when someone is backing out of a driveway on private property and you are pulling into the driveway and you get hit?" "Who is at fault when someone is backing out of a driveway on private property and you are pulling into the driveway and you get hit?"
If a vehicle is pulling into roadway from driveway, the vehicle pulling out is at fault.
The car that is moving is normally the one at fault. No matter how someone is positioned you should not drive into them (going forward or in reverse). It therefore seems to me that the car backing out of the driveway is at fault.
Don't force the wording of the event and I believe the answer to: "...when you back into someone....", is evident. Add to it, "...when exiting a private driveway...", where one is always required to yield to the traffic on the public street.
anytime someone is backing out of a driveway or parking spot, they are at fault. The other driver will only be sited for speeding.
I beleive, whoever's car is moving (wheel-wise), is at fault.
If the car that was on the street was stationary (no moving) then it's the fault of the driver pulling out of the driveway. The rule of thumb is that if both cars were in motion, the drivers *may have been able to avoid an accident - therefore it's called "contributary negligence" In this case, although the details are vague, it seems like it's the fault of the driver pulling out of the driveway because it is their responsibility to enter the road under safe conditions and not disturb the flow of traffic. Good luck. ANC, esq
If you hit another vehicle then you are at fault. It does not matter what you were doing at the time.
The person backing out of the driveway.
The operator of the backing vehicle is always at fault hen a stationary object is struck.
if you're reversing into your driveway and someone hits you its their fault. you were moving away and they wern't paying attention. Now if you went back into the street to straighten out and back back in then it might be your fault, but if you were reversing the whole way and never came back out of your driveway it would be theirs