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Who is at fault in a parking lot if you back up and someone hits you?

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2009-04-07 04:43:22
2009-04-07 04:43:22

You are At Fault. You are backing out of a space and you must yield the right of way to the other vehicles traveling in the aisle.

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Answering "Pulling out of a parking lot onto a street and you have to back up to avoid on coming car and the car behind you hits you who is at fault?"




The general rule of thumb is that any car moving that hits a parked car is at fault.



This depends on the state you are in and most times whether it is a private parking lot or not. florida is a no fault state so it you back out and hit someone or if someone hits you while backing out then you are both equally at fault and both insurances have to cover. most cops here dont even ask because in a private parking lot it doesnt matter both insurances cover anyways.


The person who ran into you from behind of course because they should be stopping, or slowing down when you turn in the parking lot.


The backing vehicle is at fault. We are always supposed to look to ensure the path is clear before placing our vehicle in motion.




This is not enough information to answer the question. If a car hits a parked vehicle then the moving vehicle would be at fault. If both vehicles are moving then the issue gets more complicating.


If one of you broke, then it would be the one who didn't break who would be at fault, if neither of you broke you are both at fault for undue care and attention.


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


It really depends on the circumstances, I would contact your claims department for more information.



Any time a vehicle hits a parked vehicle or other stationary object, the operator of the moving vehicle is responsible.


both because ur not quick enough ;) the other guy is thick cos he drove into you!! So more his fault!!


if you're reversing into your driveway and someone hits you its their fault. you were moving away and they wern't paying attention. Now if you went back into the street to straighten out and back back in then it might be your fault, but if you were reversing the whole way and never came back out of your driveway it would be theirs


At least in PA, the person backing up is at fault, no matter how stupid the other driver is. My brother got burned backing up and hit someone speeding through the parking lot. to the best of my knowledge, all parking lot accidents are 50/50.


The two insurance companies are going to bicker back and forth about this. The speeding car certainly shares in the fault. The person backing out might, as well, if they were inattentive.


The vehicle exiting the parking space that did not yield to oncoming traffic.


The person who cuts across parking spots, it's illegal. If the parking lot is private property the damage caused in an accident is a civil matter not a legal one in most cases. Traffic laws do not extend to private property.


If the lanes are clearly marked and you were driving ''forward'' then most if not all of the liability should be placed on them. Not enough details to help with a clear answer.



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