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I was injured when another driver backed into my car in a parking lot. Who is at fault for my Kansas City parking lot accident?
About one-fifth of all accidents occur in parking lots. Unfortunately, it is often hard to determine who is at fault for a Missouri parking lot crash, especially if there are no witnesses and each driver is claiming that the other caused the crash. However, in most cases, the driver who is backing into traffic has the greater duty to keep a look out for other cars.
Even if the other driver was backing into the traffic lane, there are still conditions under which you might share fault:
You were distracted.
You were driving too fast for the parking lot.
You saw that the driver was backing out and kept going.
Any time a Missouri auto accident involves injury, it is a good idea to speak to an accident injury lawyer in Kansas City. A MO personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you of your rights and help you collect the information to document your case. To learn more, download a free copy of our accident guide, 10 Essential Steps You Must Take To Protect Your Injury Claim.