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Who is at fault in an accident where a vehicle backing out of a parking spot strikes a vehicle that is speeding through the parking lot?

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2009-05-09 00:45:46

It depends. Parking lots are private property so the usual rules

of the road don't apply. In some states it is 50-50 as far as who's

at fault, because both drivers have a responsibility to watch for

other drivers. Do not admit fault and let the insurance companies

handle it.


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