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Is a parking lot accident 50/50?

i live in Ontario
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both cars where driving and the car that i collided with jammed the brakes at the last second.so i ended up hitting the side panel. very minor damage to the rear passenger door you could almost take a hammer and replace it themselves. dammage on a 2000-2004 grand am.


    




eric
I think parking lot accidents are not 50/50 at fault unless both parties are at fault and there are no witnesses. Basically, if you hit a car that was backing out of a parking spot, it's their fault. If you hit a car that stopped, such as to wait for someone to back out of a spot or for people to cross in front of him, and you hit them in the rear, it's your fault. Or if the other driver was stopped in the fire lane and you attempted to drive around them and they started moving as you were, then I'll think that'll be their fault or 50/50.


SLAYER
You mean your word against his/hers? Sometimes....


la428282
No- that is a myth.

Parking lot accidents are investigated like every other accident for liability.

Why if someone rearended someone else in a parking lot would they magically not be at fault?

Same rules pertain in parking lots as everywhere else.


MIGHTY MINNIE
NO...call a cop and get an accident report for your insurance co. (whether you're at fault or not).


Bonanza
It depends. . .were both cars being driven at the time of the accident?


OkieRoadhunter
Not if one car was backing out of a spot when the other hit it. It's always the fault of the person backing out, no matter how fast the person who hit them was driving.
You will not get a police officer to investigate an accident in a parking lot unless there was an injury involved. Officers do not have the jurisdiction to write traffic citations, including for accidents, on private property.





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