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You know the answer: you hit a parked car! You're absolutely liable.

On one hand, you should have been looking while backing out so it would be your fault. He may get a citation for parking there, but you could have avoided an accident by looking first. You will be lucky if you are not cited for reckless and dangerous driving.

(In some states, contributory negligence on the part of the parked car's owner could reduce your liability, but you would still be At Fault. Your best option is to report vehicles that are illegally parked and avoid any possible accidents.)

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Q: Who is at fault if a car blocks your driveway and you back into it?
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If you back out of a driveway and strike a moving car who is at fault?

The person backing out of the driveway.

Car is reversing out of driveway into public road into path of car which hits the back of the reversing car?

The backing car is at fault

Who fault is it when someone is pulling out of the driveway and hits another car?

The person pulling out of the driveway is at fault.

What if a car hits you as you back into your driveway?

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

Who is at fault when a car reversing out of a driveway into a public road hits a car who has just backed out and about to move forward?

the car reversing oput of the driveway is at fault.

Who is at fault when a car is blocking the driveway and as you back out you try to stop but it is icy and you hit the car blocking the driveway?

What type of driveway? Was it a curving and could not see the car before rounding the curve? Is it straight; then why did you not see the car blocking the driveway before even getting into car and/or backing..

If you back into a parked car in a residential driveway who is to blame?

If you reverse your car and then collide with a parked car , the person who did the reversing is at fault.

Who is at fault when someone is backing out of a driveway and hits a car semi blocking that driveway?

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.

If a car is on main highway and a car pulls out of a hidden driveway and hits the car on the highway whos fault is it?

The car that was in the hidden driveway.

Who is at fault when car hits a car parked illegally on the public street by driveway?

I'm from Michigan, so it is no one's fault HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH.

When Someone blocked your car in and shooting at you you hit there car is there insurance responsible?

if some man blocks you in your driveway and starts shooting gun at you , you back intothere your car to get away is there insurance responsible

Are you at fault if you hit a pedestrian backing down your driveway on your property?

Pedestrians have the right of way. Unless you can prove he/she was grosely negligent or did it on purpose then you are at fault. If you are backing down on your private driveway and a neighbor who walks behind your car on your private driveway is hit and falls down who is at fault? The neighbor pedestrian has been drinking, unstable on his feet was standing in his driveway at his car then suddenly is behind my vehicle.

If backing out of your driveway you come to a full stop at the end of it because you see another car coming and the other car hits you while your bumper is still on your own driveway who ist at fault.?

It depends. Which bumper is still in your driveway, your front or rear? Did the other car leave the roadway and hit your car? After you came to a full stop did you then proceed to back out and then got hit? If any part of your car was in the roadway then it would most probably be your fault. Any vehicle that is entering into traffic from a driveway is required to yield the right of way to those vehicles traveling within the roadway. If you stuck 2 inches of your car into the road and you were hit, it would be your fault.

Who is at fault if you back out of your driveway cross 3 lanes put in drive and got hit by another car backing out of his driveway?

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.

Who is at fault when a vehicle makes a left turn into a driveway and the car behind passes and hits the car turning?

The rear car would be at fault for not making a safe pass.

Who is at fault if you back out of your driveway and into another car backing out of their driveway?

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.

Who is at fault if a car pulls completely out of a shopping center driveway and then suddenly slams on its brakes?

If he pulled out in front of a car driving on the street and it struck his car, then he is at fault. If he was rear-ended by the car following, then the following driver is at fault.

When backing out of a driveway with a parked car directly opposite the driveway on a two lane road who is responsible if the car that is backing up hits the parked car?

The car in motion is ALWAYS at fault when it hits a stationary vehicle.

Car 1 is backing out of driveway Car 2 is in front of Car 1 on driveway partially enters road and then stops Car 2 driver gets out to check mail box and Car 1 rear-ends Car 2 Who's at Fault?

Car 1 is at fault - the driver should have checked that the road was clear before backing back and should have continued to check that the way was clear while reversing. Definitly car 1

What to do if someone blocks your driveway?

Contact your local police department and ask if you can tow the car away.

Who is at fault if a car hits a child on a bike that just came out of a driveway in Georgia?

If the child was following the rules of the road the striking vehicle is at fault.

Who is responsible when backing out of your own private driveway and hit a car parked in front of and obstructing the driveway?

It is the person who is blocking the private driveway's fault because they should have known not to park in front of a private driveway in the first place. However, if the private driveway is not marked with a sign of some sort to let people know that it is private, it may be the driveway owner's fault.

Who is at fault if a person backs out of a driveway hits a car that is hanging out of neighbors driveway and that car hits car in front of it?

It would be the person who backed out at first and bumped into the cars. The person is either having problems looking behind him or is impatient. When it comes to this if you see the car before you back into it stop, get out, and go to the neighbors house and ask them if they would move their car.

Who has to pay if a car pulls out and is hit by anothercar?

If a vehicle is pulling into roadway from driveway, the vehicle pulling out is at fault.

Who is at fault when a vehicle backs out a driveway onto your side of the road and you crash into their car?

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