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2012-01-30 04:30:43
2012-01-30 04:30:43

Both of you are probably At Fault. If you see another person backing you should stop and signal the other driver if possible. Otherwise stop and wait until that driver completes his backing maneuver.

Added: It is the obligation of the backing driver to ascertain that his movement does not interfere with any other vehicles. In this instance, you both apparently failed to do so.


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If he was driving forward past his intended parking space to take yours, then he is at fault. Cutting across is not permitted in parking lots although many people do it anyway.

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.

No, as if your vehicle collided with the other vehicle, the fault is yours.j3h.

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you are backing and they are going forward in the lane? more than likely it will be you, that is deemed 'at fault'.......the party backing must use a higher degree of care...doesn't matter (in this instance) that you are hit in the rear.......

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.

Need more information, where is your damage exactly, where is the other partys damage/impact. If you had control of the lane, then the other party will likely carry the majority of fault. If you could give me more details I could be of greater assistance to you.

The pronoun that takes the place of the noun 'accident' is it.Example: The accident was minor. It only scratched my bumper.

Generally, who ever is in reverse should yield the right of way. But if I was the claims adjuster for the insurance company with what you say (trying to sneak behind you) I would find him partially at fault. Although if he didn't see you were backing or you had no turn signal on, you would be the one at fault.

If both parties are backing and both admit that they are backing, the fault lies with both drivers. The point of impact on each vehicle would be used to determine who was mostly out of the parking space and a percentage would be assinged to each person. If you both hit each other rear bumper to rear bumper, it would likely be 50%. How much you are able to recover from the other insurance company depends on what state you are in. In some states, you would recover nothing, some states you would recover 50% and the other party would recover the same from your policy. As a claims liability adjuster for several years, I can assure you there are very few parking lot accidents in which both drivers admit they were backing. Your insurance company would have to complete an investigation to gather facts and determine if they have enough evidence to support either driver's version of the accident. An independent eyewitness (NOT a passenger in either of the vehicles) can usually clear things up quickly. Also check with the store where the accident happened and verify if they have videotape of the parking lot. Many do and liability can easily be determined with a video of the accident. If there is no tape, no eyewitness, the points of impact do not reveal anything and both driver's are saying they were not backing at the time of impact, it would be a word versus word dispute and each would file with his own insurance company.

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my first thought is that you both are to blame but in actuality he probably had the right of way. there are varibles to consider which should include, was he speeding, was he stopped, who hit who, did he sound the horn, how far had you backed out, this is only my opinion and i am not a cop. they probably have their on opinion as well. one would really need to know all the factors to give a fair judgement.

hard to say without seeing it. technically they have the right of way in the lane and you are responsible for backing out safely. if they just spun through the lot and turned into the space after you had started out, then you have a case. did your bumper hit the side of their car? they were likely 1st then.

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That depends on what you mean by a car accident. If you are talking about a car crash it would be about 0.3 on average. Most people are never involved in an auto crash with two moving vehicles in their life. If you are talking about tapping someones bumper while parallel parking or backing out of a spot, maybe your car door opens and nicks the paint on an adjacent vehicle, then it would average about 3.

Was the other vehicle backing as well? If so maybe 50/50. Were you the only one backing and other vehicle traveling down lane? If so 100% on you. Generally, the person backing must use a higher degree of care. Really not enough details to give you a good answer, please supply more and perhaps I can be of more assistance.

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That depends. Bumper to bumper car accident or legally known as Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of multiple vehicle accidents and one of the primary causes of whiplash. Even if it's a minor accident, if you were at fault it wouldn't be wise to immediately leave the scene as that would be a case of "hit and run". If the driver saw your plate number while you hasten to leave, then he can file a lawsuit against you and you'll be looking at a large settlement case, instead of just helping the car owner to have his bumper fixed.

If you were backing out of a space and you stopped and the forklift had a REASONABLE amount of time to see your vehicle (about 3 seconds or so), then the forklift operator would be at fault.

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