Q: When departing a parking lot, what are the rights of a vehicle turning into a parking lot.
While turning into a parking lot, comming from a main throughfare, I encountered a vehicle departing the lot. My vehicle was heading North into the lot, and the other vehicle was headed North on the parking lot. While just entering the lot by about a few feet, the parking lot vehicle fail to let me into the lot by continuing to proceed around me. The parking lot vehicle pulled across my vehicle, and impact occured on the drivers side rear door, and at my left front end parking light. Who has the right of way?
A: I do not want to give a definitive answer to your question because I may be misinterpreting the description of how the loss happened. If you were in fact established in the "favored boulevard" or thoroughfare of the parking lot when the other vehicle effectively 'cut you off' then it is likely that they are at fault.
Again, details are very important for these types of accidents in Maryland, as our laws still bar recovery for anyone who contributes even a little bit to an accident of this type.
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