Who is liable for any injuries?

Asked about 2 years ago - Peachtree City, GA

I backed out of parking lot space extremely slowly because my view was obstructed. I was going less than 5MPH (which I believe is the parking lot's speed limit). I think the driver was over the speed limit. My wheels were already turned, so the right corner of his front bumper hit the left side of my back bumper. Even so, I can accept that blame. But since I was under 5MPH, am I responsible for any injury he sustained if he was over the speed limit and not wearing his seat belt?
My foot was still on the brake while I inched out. The driver got out of the car, said he would call the police and then pulled the car to the side of the road. However, AFTER the driver realized there was no ID in his glove box, he started holding his head and told mall security that he needed to go to the ER.

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  1. Glen Edward Ashman

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    Answered . This is the second time you posted the same question, and the answer does not change by reposting it. Yes, you backed up and you're at fault. And that is why you have insurance. If the other driver was hurt, your insurer defends you and pays claims. So stop worrying. (Note that his speeding and seat belt may weaken his claim in that your insurer may argue BOTH of you were negligent, but they'll deal with that, so stop worrying.)

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  2. Henry David Bullard

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    Answered . IYou should report the matter to your insurance carrier first. If a claim is made your carrier will defend you and be responsible for any settlement or judgment up to your policy limits. Good luck.

  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Report it to your insurance company, and they will pay for the damages you caused.

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  4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.

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    Answered . Yes, probably.

    Darrell B. Reynolds,
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    Decatur, Ga. 30033
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