Drivers need to be cautious when reversing their vehicles. Backing out of a parking space or a driveway might seem simple, but the truth is that it accounts for most accidents in California. Typically, the driver backing up is held liable for the accident. However, the liability could lie with the other driver. In some cases, all the parties involved may share liability.
Several elements can help determine the party at fault in a backing accident.
That would signify enough time for the oncoming vehicle to see your vehicle backing up and stopping. It would also suggest that the car with the right of way needed to pay more attention.
You should be in control of your car when reversing. However, you don't need to be in a rush, particularly if you have yet to enter the roadway.
Ensure you check the traffic behind you before you start moving. While reversing, your focus should be on driving. Refrain from using your phone or adjusting the radio while the vehicle is in motion.
If your vehicle has a backup camera, ensure you use it while reversing. The backup camera can alert you of obstacles on the road or if you're too close to hitting anything. However, don't rely solely on your backup camera; always make sure you're scanning the area as well.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury in a backing accident in California, the auto accident attorneys at Laureti & Associates can help you pursue compensation.
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