IS THE LEFT TURNER ALWAYS AT FAULT?
November 15, 2006 3:42 PM Subscribe
Was I at fault when I got hit by another car?
posted by GIRLesq to law & government (31 answers total)
I was in the left turn lane facing north (Car 1). Another car was in the left turn lane facing south (Car 2). A third car (Car 3) was coming straight south bound but decided to get into the left turn lane behind Car 2.
The intersection was clear so I proceeded to turn left. Just then, Car 3 changes his mind and pulls out of the left turn lane (from behind Car 2) a dashes into the intersection and hits the rear panel of my car. He was going so fast his airbags deployed.
There was a lady in Car 4 directly behind me who says she saw everything -- but I don't think she could see the intersection when I turned because she was behind me. She completely insists it was my fault just because I was turning left. She also said she used to work for an insurance company (but I have no idea in what capacity) so I fear she may have a point.
I don't think I'm at fault because the intersection was clear when I started my turn. Who is right?
(Yes, IAMAL, but not that kind of lawyer so I don't know the answer). And it just happened like 10 minutes ago so I have no info from the insurance companies yet.