Question

Is fault shared when backing out of a parking spot?

I was in an accident this past Friday and wanted to know how fault is shared. The car I was in was insured but I was not, so the cost will come out of my pocket.

Dec 28, 2018 East Palo Alto, CA

Answer
Ava Lynch

Dec 28, 2018

Typically, the car that was backing out would be considered at fault. Every situation can be different and you may be both considered at fault. I would contact their insurance company and go from there. Also, the owner of the car you were driving needs to contact their insurance company. They may take care of the claim. Good luck and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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