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If a car pulled into a parking lot hits another a front to

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If a car pulled into a parking lot hits another a front to front bumpers as they were heading out who is at fault? If the car pulling out did not have on their lights?

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Did one vehicle have the right of way and the other did not? What were the weather conditions and time of day at the time of the accident?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thats what I am not sure of, who has the right of way. I thought both. It was night time @9:00 pm. Clear. it was last night. I had puller in about a cars length and there she was. Before I knew it I was braking to minimize the impact. I did not see her at all. She stated that she was wondering if I saw her. So???

Hello again, Margaret.

In a parking lot, it is not always clear who has the right of way, but fault could be apportioned between both of the drivers on a percentage basis by a judge or jury if the matter resulted in a lawsuit.

Based on the information you have provided, it would appear that the driver who did not have their lights on would typically be more at fault since it was dark. If they had their lights on, the other vehicle likely would have seen that a vehicle was there and could have avoided the collision. Because of that, I would suggest that the driver which did not have their lights on would be more at fault.

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