Parking lot accident

1 Answers. Asked on Sep 22nd, 2011 on Automobile Accidents - Texas
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A car hit my car in a parking lot, where i had fully backed out from my parking spot and ready to move ahead and this car going forward suddenly decided to backup without looking and hit my "right" passenger side rear door. The other car''s insurance company says they cant decide the fault and will pay only 50% of my damages. what can i do?
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Answered on Sep 28th, 2011 at 10:59 AM

The practical answer is there is probably not much you can do.  If you have any witnesses to back up your story, then you should be in good shape.  However, without them, it is a "he said, she said" situation and no way to really know what happened (even if you are telling the 100% truth).  Typically, an insurance company listens to their insured's version of the accident (when it helps them avoid paying out on a claim) and you will not be able to prove otherwise.  They are essentially offering you 50% because they do not know the truth so they split the difference.  Unfortunately, proving you are right is not always easy.

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