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My son backed out of our driveway today and hit a car parked

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My son backed out of our driveway today and hit a car parked in the street directly in front of the driveway right of way. Who's fault is this?

Hitting a car that is parked will always be ruled the fault of the driver. The standard rule is that a driver has the duty to avoid hitting whatever is in his path, parked legally or not.

You can be sure that your insurance carrier will see it that way and pay for the damage to the other car.

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