Indianapolis, IN asked in Car Accidents for Indiana

Q: Parked in nearly empty lot. Back out with no car in sight. About to go forward and I'm hit. I'm at fault?

I was one of three cars. The other one was a mile away. One was driving. He was in another lane. I back out. About to put my car in drive and I get hit. Damage to my rear driver side bumper and his front passenger side bumper. Everyone is ok. But because my car was in a backing motion, I was deemed at-fault. I just don't think that's right and wanted to hear from someone who knew this stuff better. Thanks.

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1 Lawyer Answer

Charles Candiano

  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Your facts are not as clear as they might be. If you are saying that you misjudged the speed of a car which had the right-of-way and you got hit, the accident is clearly your fault, irrespective which gear you were in.

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