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Who is at fault if backing out of a parking lot space and another vehicle behind you is also backing out?

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2011-01-28 23:10:19
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both of you for not looking back

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The person backing out. If you were in the lane/road behind them they needed to use caution when backing out.



Any driver that is the backing vehicle has a greater and duty and care to maintain proper lookout at all times. The driver that was traveling on the throughfare has control of the lane of travel and the backing vehicle must yield to them. Infortunately, you would the proximate cause of the accident for improper backing.


EVERYTHING and everyone who might be behind you.


Before backing up.Before passing a vehicle.


Don't be ashamed of what you did, look behind for a kid. Don't lose your mind, check behind.


It is important to look over one's shoulder and use the rear view mirrors when backing up in a motor vehicle because one has to look for objects or humans behind the vehicle so that he or she does not drive into those.




I'm confused by the question. You were both backing? And back into each other? If that is correct more than likely you will each be 50% at fault. If you can provide more information (ie, where on each vehicle exactly is the damage, who was farther out etc), then perhaps I can be of more assistance.


the car that is backing out because they have to yield because the others have the right of way.


Clearly, if you hit a stopped vehicle with yours then you are at fault, regardless of whether you were going forward or backward. Similarly, anyone backing up has an obligation to use the utmost care.Here is a fact you should know . Any accident in a parking lot is not covered by any insurance , only wrecks on public roads . Insurers do cover accidents that occur in private parking lots. The police however will not respond nor make a report unless there are injuries. The person who was backing up will most likely be the "at fault" driver


Warn people when backing up, and make sure no one is behind your vehicle when driving in reverse.


A lot of people will go to a school or church parking lot to practice. Also you can find a quiet road with one or two cars parked at the curb, practice parallel parking behind just one vehicle, then when you're comfortable with how you park behind one vehicle, find two cars to park between.


Originally you are at fault unless you were in the process of backing up before the offender had arrived. If however he was present before you started to back up and claims he was unable to stop than you were at fault. GOOD LUCK IN COURT :)


Most of the time this will be a 50/50. If there is Video evedence or a witness that says one or other car was being careless or driving to fast or there is other evedence that could change. One of the things to look at is did the backing car back into the side of the other car or did the backing vehical get hit in the side and how far down the side? If you have evedence of this you might convince the judge and your insurance company who was "At Fault"


Towing a Kia Spectra behind an recreational vehicle should be no problem. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines for towing and care must be taken when backing the RV.


Think about this your are backing up, and your neighbors little boy is playing in your yard, and he isn't supposed to be in your yard and you hit him, (a) did you see him? can you hit him because he is not supposed to be there? We are responsible to know what is behind us and be aware of where our car is going. Two wrongs do not make it right. I think you are responsible for hitting a car that is behind you when your are backing up.


You should always remain a safe distance when you are behind another vehicle. The recommended amount of space that you should leave is one and half car lengths.


It is called the disabled vehicle. This name is adopted in the tech world.


Yes. You have to be very careful and aware of what is around and behind you. Make sure there are no children or objects that could be run over or hit.


One player stands behind the another in case the first player misses the ball when it is thrown to him


There are several things to consider in a parking lot accident like this one: * Where is the point-of-impact between your two vehicles? If the other car backed into your left rear door, for instance, he's probably at-fault for this loss because you have been well in control of the aisleway. * Where were your vehicles located after the impact? Was the other car half-way out of its spot? Three-quarters? Or just starting to back? * Are there any independent witnesses to confirm liability (this means anyone who was not located in your car or the other driver's car). * How wide is the parking lot aisle? If it's wide enough for two vehicles, were you traveling right next to the line of parked cars, or trying to stay in the middle in case anyone was backing? * How fast were you going? * Were the reverse lights on the other car working? Usually, the person backing out has the greater duty to watch for oncoming traffic, but this doesn't mean negligence can't be applied to you. If you've got full coverage on your car, you might want to let your insurance company fight it out for you if the other driver's carrier doesn't accept liability. Here are more answers and opinions from other FAQ Farmers: * Backing out of a parking lot there are two lanes one west and east. The East bound lane is for vehicles leaving the parking lot and the west lane is for enetring this parking area. There are arrow showing the flow of traffic. If vehicle A is backing out of a parking slot and barely pulls out before vehicle B stops behind him gets out stating that his car was hit. Vehicle B is now 30 inches from Vehicle A rear end in the west bound lane. Vehicle's A rear door is still inside parked slot. Now the vehicle B is now in the westbound lane heading east. There is no visual damage to Vehicle A or Vehicle B damage seems to be under the 1/4 panel on the driver side it can be felt by the hand. The driver of vehicle A believes the driver of Vehicle B to be at fault because it is in the wrong lane and this caused the collision. The driver of vehicle B maintains that anytime you are backing up, the vehicle backing up is at fault. Who has the right of way? * If you are driving in your parking lot, and someone is backing out of a parking spot.. then it's the person backing up who is at fault most likely. If he hit you from your left rear door and beyond then it's his fault. I just had an accident like this and someone backed into me. I am going to school now and going to show him the police report because he didn't write the right thing down and he wrote it was my fault, but he explained to me that day that he didn't yield, didn't look in his mirrors and so on.



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