The short answer is "yes"; all drivers have a duty of reasonable care that requires all drivers to keep their car in control at all times ..... even on slick roads.
Did your son get cited; if so, what was the charge. Also, if your son left the scene he's likely to be charged with evading responsibility which carries a jail exposure and a 1-year suspension of his operators license, and a criminal record.
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Your son is at fault for the accident. Do not let him talk to the adverse insurance carrier.Contact you own carrier immediately so they can handle the claim.
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He is probably at fault. Even if the owner of the parking lot did not properly salt or sand it, your son's actions in crashing into the parked car will be considered a proximate or legal cause of the accident. If your son's car was insured, simply call the insurance carrier and they will handle it. If a lawyer is needed to represent your son, the insurance company pays for one to defend him. Good luck.