I almost T-boned/rear ended someone! Would it be my fault if I hit the driver?
Question: So its a typical drive at night and I was only 5 miles above the speed limit. Then I see an on coming car that wants to turn. It clearly looked like the driver doesn't have enough time to make the turn. Not only does the driver daringly makes a turn, she ATTEMPTS to U-TURN. All of a sudden she stops in the middle of the road (taking up 2 lanes including mine) because she didn't have enough room to make a complete U-turn. I slammed on the brakes but it wasn't enough so I quickly had to steer to the wrong side of the road. Since I was on the wrong side of the road I made a quick U-turn to get back where I was and that lady still hasn't moved. It took about 15 seconds to complete a U-Turn!!!!! Who does that?!? So I pull up to the lady at a red light and said "I almost rear ended you. Please make your U-Turns a little faster" Then she had to audacity to reply with "No, you saw me awhile ago." That statement made me so angry that I almost got out of the car and punched her side mirror. So say I did rear ended/ T-boned her. Would that be my fault? I clearly did not have enough room to halt to a complete stop because the lady made a last second U-Turn AND stopped in the middle of the road because she couldn't make a complete U-Turn. What if I hit the rear panel where the gas tank door is located? Would that still be my fault?
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It's all on her bro. u-turns are illegal, don't matter if you do it on someone's parking lot or in the middle of the road. Illegal is illegal. But here's the thing, you went into the oncoming lane when you swerved. She COULD tell the authority that YOU hit her cause you went into her lane. The world isn't a nice place, people lie all the time. Best thing to do of the hit can't be missed, is stay in lane and hit the car. Once you go into the other lane, you open up lots of risk factors including head on hits, or just that stupid bi+ch saying its your fault. Because you t-bone her head on in your lane, the second the cops come they know for sure who screwed up. You should have told her to go f-off etc. I've learned my lesson before, I used to do city driving and there are always some dikwad that screws things up, and once they leave they leave you don't find them again. Take your rage out on them. Atleast drop the F-bomb once to show them how pissed you are. EDIT Yeah and go with what the others said, when you rear end it's your fault. Again, if somebody did a u-turn, steer to the right so you hit the side(if th crash is unavoidable). Atleast there you have proof that the other one screwed up. EDIT 2 and actually I'd you had the rear fender where the gas door is located, it would probablity be her fault. But again that's if she accepts its her fault.
you were reversing the car and backed into the other driver you changed lanes without signalling and got rear ended: you turned into the wrong lane nad got rear ended
I work in insurance and it's in general considered your fault in the event you rear end anyone. The belief is that if you are a riskless adequate distance in the back of you should not have hit them no matter what they did. You are speculated to be a vehicle length behind for every 10 mph you're driving. Ie 45mph means you should be four almost 5 car lengths faraway from the motive force in entrance of you. If they stopped suddenly you must be ready to stop before hitting them if you happen to have been 5 automobile lengths at the back of them. It will have to be even more if it is raining. As for the fees, I feel that it is ordinary to get at the least three exclusive costs but that most likely would not occur when insurance corporations are worried. Are they insured? If so their coverage enterprise must be dealing with the obstacle and they'd contact you with anything is owed. How are you going to no longer have property insurance? Isn't that a authorized requirement in most areas? I am not sure concerning the leisure of your questions on the grounds that i don't work within the claims department however i'm lovely certain in regards to the first a part of my answer. I'm hoping this helps. If not i am sorry.
Police can cite you for unsafe speed or unsafe lane change BASED ON ROAD CONDITIONS at the time of the accident. Prevailing speed is a road condition. And that is a good thing, really. Say a person is doggedly obeying the speed limit while all other cars on the road are 10 mph faster.... the slow driver is creating a road hazard based on the road conditions, and could be cited. It's kind of a catch-22. The term "unsafe land change" is so broad as to include a lot of possibilities, and the officers on the scene felt that your lane change while going slower than the prevailing speed was the proximate cause of the accident, so they cited you. That having been said, that doesn't mean you can't fight it. If you were not responsible for the breakdown, then you were doing the safest thing you could, which is move to the right using turn signals when the lane is clear. The key here is "SAFE LANE CHANGE." If you changes lanes and a car was already occupying that lane at the prevailing speed, then it was not a safe lane change. It is not in your favor if you ran out of gas (you say you "lost gas" which is vague). In that instance, your negligence is the cause of the accident. You should not drive on a freeway without sufficient gas. If the breakdown was something that you could not avoid and had no control over, your position is stronger and you can fight it in court.
yep it would be your fault for hitting him in the rear ! it clearly states you have to have your car under control at all times !
No citation doesn't mean no fault. If the driver behind you start the chain reaction, and you were not neglegent in any way, then he will likely be responsible for your deductible and the cost of repairs. This assumes that you live in a fault state, not a no-fault state.
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