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Who is at fault if both vehicles are backing out of a space in a parking lot and the cars were in same row 1 car away from another and you had almost completed backing out when vehicle backed into you?

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2010-08-11 23:22:51
2010-08-11 23:22:51

It depends on how the insurance companies of each driver sees it. You both could be charged with "undue care and attention", or the person backing out did so in a hurry and hit you, it would be their fault. If they hit you on the side any part of your car such as a back fender (meaning you were well out of your stall and they just backed into you) it's their fault.

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In many state jurisdictions, such as Georgia, police are required on the scene. Although, many time an incident such as this occurs on private property and a police officer is unable to issue a citation. However, they can issue a police report of the incident. many times this is used by insurance companies to establish fault. If fault cannot be established then each insurer would default to their own coverage.

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there are no such things in vehicles - must have mistaken for "parking lights", which are used when parking in a dark/shaded street after dusk

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