Prairieville, LA asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana

Q: In a parking lot with no parking lines I was backing up and car was pulling up who is responsible

We only exchange each other paint. No police was called at the time but the lady wind up calling one after the fact to put on file and wants me to cover all damage and rental

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Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Marksville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: There are no traffic safety laws in effect in a parking lot collision. Most of the time insurance companies will attribute equal fault to both drivers, if both vehicles are moving. Of course, the individual circumstances of each occurrence may dictate a different result. I'd turn everything over to your insurance company, let them investigate, and file a claim against her insurance for your property damage.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Call your insurance company immediately. They will provide an attorney to represent you as part of your coverage.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: A lot depends on who was where. Was the other driver's view of you blocked? If they could see you and they proceeded, it's on them. If, however, you were backing out of a row of cars and they were on an area used for travel, then they would have the right of way though they would have to drive cautiously as they would know that all cars that would have to back out would not have a good view of vehicles coming from their direction.

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