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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.
All you can do here is report this to your insurance.Give them a statement here of what your version of events were.It is very tough to prevail with no police report and private property.If you have witnesses that help your story by all means provide those to the insurance.This might be a case where both parties have some fault.Since both were backing up this might be the case.
Again try to be proactive give statement to your insurance, any witnesses, pics, etc you have to support that you were not the negligent party here.That may be the best you can do to try and influence fault in the accident.If you have their insurance file on theirs with same statement, pics, witnesses, etc.Again it might allow you to prevail here.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.
Reference to California law that applies to such accidents.
Motor vehicle operators can be held legally liable for personal injury or property damage caused by their own negligence or wrongdoing. All drivers in CA are required to use reasonable measures to safely operate their automobile, truck, or SUV in order to avoid causing undue risk of harm to others. Failing to look in rear view or side view mirrors prior to backing out, going too fast, disobeying signs, pavement markings or other indicators such as lights can all be deemed a breach of the legal duty to safely operate a motor vehicle. If this causes personal injury or other harm, civil liability for damages may lie. Some provisions of the vehicle code that may be applicable include the “basic speed law” found in CVC 22350 and the following:
In your statement tell them you looked and that other driver was guilty of reckless driving..IE he driving of a vehicle “in an offstreet parking facility” in a manner which shows a “willful, wanton, or reckless disregard for the rights and safety of others.