New York, NY asked in Car Accidents for Maryland

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?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Jobeth Rocky Bowers
Jobeth Rocky Bowers
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Elkton, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.