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Yours. There is no way for the other car to anticipate you exciting your vehicle, but you could have checked if a car was pulling in before opening your door.

Answercorrect. the party needs to yield Right of Way. They entered into your lane of travel,
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Q: Who is at fault if you are in a parking spot and another car pulling in hits your door when you open it to get out?
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