My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California.
To help this make sense I will try to explain the layout of my driveway. To get out of my garage you need to back out heading east then turn both to get to the street. As you down my driveway there is a brick pillar with a light. Itís not a big deal but can obstruct the view as I turn of thereís someone Thatís parked in my driveway.
I was backing out today and my son likes to close the garage so I stop and park the car and let him close the garage. I then turn the car backing out Keith and check all 3 mirrors as well as both directions in the street by turning. I continue down the driveway and hit a woman who decided to park in the street halfway blocking my driveway. The issue is I didnít see her as Iím coming down the driveway and was obstructed by the light.
We exchanged information and I found out that she was parked there so she could text. My issue is this. Itís illegal to block a driveway and itís illegal to text in the driver seat in CA. It took me a gold 15 seconds to back out and if she was paying attention she would have either honked or moved within that time frame.
With that being said is it a forgone conclusion that Iím 100% at fault?