If I back into someone, will I always be found at fault?

If two cars back into each other, who is at fault? I was driving around in a parking lot the other day. I went to back up and accidentally hit someone's car. I was looking in my rearview mirror the whole time and couldn't see a thing.

Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“Parking lot accidents happen all the time just for that reason: they are busy and easy to get turned around in.
If you were backing up and hit another vehicle, most likely, you will be found at-fault for the accident.
If there was an eye witness or camera footage showing that the other driver wasn’t paying attention, then there is a chance you would not be at-fault.
When you file a claim, explain what happened to your insurance company; they will walk you through the next steps.

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