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Were you both backing at the same time 'at impact'? Will depend on where damage is etc, but assuming both backing and bumpers hit more than likely will be a 50/50 liablitly decision made.

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Q: Who was at fault if you were backing a car parked in the parking lot and another car on the street was going forward and then suddenly stopped and backed and the two cars hit?
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