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Who has the right-of-way in a parking lot?

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According to Nolo, determining the right of way in a parking lot depends on the situation. If a car is backing out of a parking space and hits a car driving down the parking lane, the accident is the fault of the driver who is backing out.

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Who has the right-of-way in a parking lot?
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Nolo points out that there are exceptions to every rule. Usually, it is the fault of the car backing out of a parking space if that car hits another. However, if the car coming down the parking lane was speeding, the liability is on the speeding driver. If a driver pulls forward in a parking space and hits another car trying to park, it is the fault of the driver pulling forward.

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