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
If you are driving the backing car, no matter WHERE the other cas is located, YOU are the one at fault if you collide with it.
both of you for not looking back
The person backing out. If you were in the lane/road behind them they needed to use caution when backing out.
The car that is in motion is ALWAYS at fault.
Any time the driver who is backing is at fault, in all 50 states.
Hard to say. Possibly equal fault by both parties but most likely the person backing out.
You are at fault.
it is not the trucks falt because the carstopped behind the truck when they new it was pulling out
Depends on the jurisdiction, but typically, two vehicles backing up is a 50/50.
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 :)
Well if you were backing in and hit someone then it is your fault. But if they hit you, then it is their fault.
If you strike him - you are at fault. He can be charged with the No Parking violation but YOU are charged with the collision.
The person backing out.
the car that is backing out because they have to yield because the others have the right of way.
The person at fault would be the one backing into a parking space. Because they are going to look at it as, your supposed to pull into the parking space front first, not backing in. So it would be your fault. But I'm sure that both of you would get a ticket or something else, because they hit you, and you are violating parking lot conduct.
In most cases parking lots are private property and are not subject to street laws. Therefore, no insurance company will assume liability.
The car that is reversing out of the parking.
Both partys are at fault and each party will need to file there vehicle under there own insurance. Parking lot accidents are always share fault unless one of the vehicle was parked, but since both vehicles were backing out at the same time, both partys are at fault unless you get a kind person to admit it was there fault.
The guy that is walking.
Generally, the person backing out is at fault. If you are both backing out you're probably both at fault and will probably share the cost of repair, with each repairing their own. yes because you were backing out and they hit your car its their fault!!!!!!! yes because you were backing out and they hit your car its their fault!!!!!!!
In most circumstances, the backing vehicle has the greater duty of care and would be found at fault.
A vehicle traveling in a parking lot has established use of the lane and the right of way. A vehicle in a parking space and backing into the lane must yield to oncoming traffic. Therefore, if a vehicle is backing out of a parking space and pulls into the path of an oncoming vehicle that has already established the lane, the vehicle backing would be at fault for the accident. However, if the vehicle which established use of the lane had an opportunity to avoid hitting the vehicle backing out of the space and failed to do so, there could be comparative negligence on both vehicles or on the one who had the opportunity to avoid the accident.
Most defintley his fault, you were backing out, he should have saw you first.
The greater fault lies with the person backing out of the parking space. You may still be partially at fault for not driving with due care.