What is the name of your state?
Who is liable in this case? As she hit me, I don't believe i should bear full responsibility
I pulled into a side street to enter a parking lot. There were two enterences one directly on the corner and one roughly 2-3 car lengths down. I took the 2nd enerance (or so i thought). It turns out that it was one-way, but was not well marked. I did not know this at the time, and I had never been there before. I was going maybe 5 mph.
I pulled in very slowly, only as far as about three parking spots, realized it was one way, so I was planning to simply back into a spot on my right. This is when the incident occured. I was stopped and a woman in one of the parking spots to my left, backed out, without even looking, right into my drivers side door. Her car was fine. Mine was not. It should be roughtly 800-1000 in damages as it is a new car.
This was my first accident, so i wasnt sure of the protocol. She admitted liability at the scene, but there was no witness. We exchanged info and i called my insurance right away. I took a picture and emailed it to her that night. I actually spoke to a guy later that saw it and said that it was her fault (but i very stupidly did not get his number or name). We didnt call the police because it wasnt really a big acciddent (now i know i should have).
Now, her insurance is saying it is entirely my fault, but she hit me! Granted i did enter the wrong way, but i was not moving and had she looked in her rearview, i was directly behind her. She would have hit me regardless of the direction i was facing at the time.
What can i do? It doesnt really seem worth getting a lawyer, and i coudnt afford one anyways. Im 23, just started my first real job 6months ago.
Are there any liability laws about this? HELP!!