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Answered 2012-06-28 19:48:04

The person pulling out of the driveway is At Fault.

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"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.



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.


Possibly both drivers would be assigned a percentage of the responsibility. If not, it would be the fault of the driver pulling out of the driveway. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have ample time and space to enter any roadway before you do so. If the other driver was exceeding the speed limit, they could be assigned the fault, with the thought that if they had been traveling the proper speed, they would be in control of the vehicle and could have avoided it.


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


The operator of the backing vehicle is always at fault hen a stationary object is struck.


It is the persons fault for entering your private driveway.Another View: If the collision occurred on private property, the insurance companies of both cars will be involved. As a general rule, the driver of the backing vehicle bears the responsbibility for making sure that he can safely proceed in reverse.



any vehicle leaving private property and entering a public road ,is at fault. all vehicles leaving private property MUST yield to vehicles on a public road


The fault is at the person who opened the door. The person pulling in. They should of know you were coming out the car and waited then park.


You do if you own both cars. No one else is at fault.


Both are equally at fault and you may both have to use your own insurance to pay the damage. If a police report was filed, then the police will determine the % of fault to each person. CORRECTION - Your INSURANCE COMPANY will determine the fault - not the police. Yes, it may be a 50/50 situation, unless one party admits 100% fault.



If you were fully in the lane, and he is backing from private property onto public property more than likely he will bare the majority of fault/liablilty.


If he was at fault, regardless of whether he was pulling a camper or not, he would be responsible. Pulling a camper doesnt make you responsible for an accident if that was the only thing you did wrong. If someone rear-ended him, its their fault, if he rear ended someone or ran a red light, then yes, its his fault.


This has alot to do with if the impact is on private property and if you had permission to park in the friends driveway, then ultimately if you want to remain friends. If it's an easement or such, the other answers may apply.Another View: Whether you are on someone else's private property makes no difference, the striking vehicle is at fault. Your insurance companies will have to battle it out.


The driver of the moving vehicle is at fault. The parked vehicle may have been parked illegally, but it didn't hit anything.


this happened to my sister. the car backing out of the driveway into on coming traffic is at fault. she was driving down theroad and someone backed right into her. the other driver had to pay for all damages through their ins. company



You are if you were pulling out of a driveway or alleyway. If you were at a side road it would depend on who had the right of way. If you had to stop but he didn't, you're at fault. If he had to stop but you didn't or if he ran a stop, then its his fault. The fact that he then hit two other cars is immaterial.



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