I was pulling out of a driveway and i got hit am i at fault

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:58 am   Post subject: I was pulling out of a driveway and i got hit am i at fault  

I was pulling out of a gas station, and traffic was backed up about 8 cars down, a man was letting me out of the drive way. I looked both ways as I always do before I pulled all the way out. Then out of nowhere a car hit me as I was pulling out in front of the man. The car went around all the other cars on a one lane street, over the double yellow lines I might add, but the police gave me a ticket for "Failure to yield the right of way. Am I at fault? Also I am disputing the ticket but I dont have any witnesses

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:28 pm   Post subject:   

Sorry, you are at at fault. The other driver crossing the double yellow line has nothing to do with your direction of travel.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:48 pm   Post subject:   

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man was letting me out of the drive way.
In my part of the world we refer to this as "the wave of death". I get at least one of these a month. Honey, sorry you're at fault. Anytime you are entering traffic, you're on it, and NEVER, I mean NEVER take the wave of death unless you can clearly see in all directions.



P.S. Good luck fighting that ticket.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:34 pm   Post subject:   

Pretty much anytime you are going in reverse to enter traffic you are at fault! Its not fun, I agree!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:37 pm   Post subject: Just to clarify  

I was pulling out of a gas station, and traffic was backed up about 8 cars down, a man was letting me out of the drive way. I looked both ways as I always do before I pulled all the way out. Then out of nowhere a car hit me as I was pulling out in front of the man. The car went around all the other cars on a one lane street, over the double yellow lines I might add, but the police gave me a ticket for "Failure to yield the right of way. Am I at fault? Also I am disputing the ticket but I dont have any witnesses



I wasnt backing out I was pulling out foward and I know that pulling out in traffic usually means its my fault. But its a one lane street traffic doesnt have two or three lanes. So im still not seeing how its my fault if she went around eight cars and its my fault.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:40 pm   Post subject:   

I understand that you were pulling out and not reversing, but that still does not change the fact of your failure to yield in the lane of traffic. Whether or not this other driver was in wrong means nothing.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:31 am   Post subject:   

So, what would be his options under the current scenario? Should he look for an attorney now?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:42 am   Post subject:   

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For what Pink? He/She pulled from a private drive into traffic (i know someone waved him out).

That doesn't change the fact that traffic on that street has the right of way. The poster says, the other vehicle "came out of nowhere" .. well where did he come from? If the poster has no idea, then the road wasn't clear...the other vehicle didn't drop from the sky. That other vehicle (while I don't doubt was inattentive) still had the right of way.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:16 am   Post subject: hitting someone who pulled out in front of you  

a woman pulling out of a grocery store into traffic pulled out in front of my son then stopped and he hit the back of her car is he at fault


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:34 am   Post subject: pulled out in front of  

a woman pulling out of a grocery store into traffic pulled out in front of my son then stopped and he hit the back of her car is he at fault

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:19 pm   Post subject: Who is at fault?  

My son was pulling out of a gas station & a lady came around the corner in one of those yield/merge lanes & they hit each other - who is really at fauly here - she has called our insurance already!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:20 pm   Post subject: Who is at fault?  

My son was pulling out of a gas station & a lady came around the corner in one of those yield/merge lanes & they hit each other - who is really at fauly here - she has called our insurance already!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:50 pm   Post subject:   

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My son was pulling out of a gas station & a lady came around the corner in one of those yield/merge lanes & they hit each other - who is really at fauly here - she has called our insurance already!





More information is needed. However, since the other driver was already in the lane of traffic and your son was not, your son would seem to be at fault.


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