If you were turning left at an intersection and you had the right of way and a driver hits you head on who's at fault?
Your words 'right of way' are generally the determining factor. The most common exception is the what is called 'the right of last clear chance'. If you saw the other car and had reason to think he would not or could not stop and you pulled in front of him then it can be considered your fault even though you had the right of way.
A driver approaching an intersection must yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection. (traffic in the intersection has the right of way) - If drivers are approaching an intersection from opposite directions, the driver turning left must yield to approaching traffic going straight or turning right. (traffic going straight or turning right has the right-of-way) - Two drivers at an intersection that arrived at the same time at a right angle. The…
Who is at fault when you are in the right turning lane to take a right turn and the driver to your left turns right and hits your car?
It's really situation dependent. If the car which collided cross the intersection on a green light or a protected left turn (a green arrow), then they had the right-of-way. If that driver ran a stop light or sign, or failed to yield right-of-way when they didn't have a protected left turn, they'd be liable.
Who is at fault if driver a is turning right into center turn lane to make left at an intersection and driver b is driving in center lane before the opening and hits driver a?
If the driver has completely turned into the center lane and vehicle B rear ends vehicle A directly from behind then it is driver Bs fault. If vehicle a has not completed the turn into the center lane and vehicle B impacts on an angle at say the drivers side door or left rear passengers door, basically anywhere along the left side of the vehicle then it is driver A's fault. Another View: When turning…
Who is at fault if a car accident happens at a four way stop sign intersection and both drivers claim they stop at the stop sign before proceed?
Who is at fault when driver a makes a left in front of driver b at an intersection with no light or stop sign and driver b crashes into him driver a claims driver b was speeding?
Driver 1 is turning left. Driver 2 is coming from the opposite direction making a right. Driver 2 makes a wide right turn into far lane Driver 1 crashes into Driver 2's side. Who's at fault?
When a driver is waiting to make a left turn what is the procedures should he take when the light turns green?
At a four way intersection with four stop signs, the first driver there has the right of way. At this same intersection, if you arrive at the same time as a driver beside you, the person to the right has right of way. At a two stop sign intersection, the drivers on the cross street with no stop sign have right of way. The first person to either stop sign has right of way. If…
It is a left turn where the turning driver must yield to oncoming traffic entering a cross-streets intersection because there is no left left turn signal facing that left-turning driver during which a red light stops oncoming traffic to protect the left turning vehicle. This holds in keep-to-the-right countries. For keep-to-left countries, there are, sometimes, protected right turns.
Yes, absolutely. The only exception is if the driver turning right has a yield sign. This is one of the most common mistakes I see in the area I live. Many times, the driver turning right has a yield sign. That would give priority to the driver turning left. However, if the driver turning right has no yield sign, she has the priority. There are so many yield signs in my area that drivers turning…
Who is a fault a tractor travelling west on road no registration or insurance a van comes up and pass the tractor turns left cutting off the van?
This is one of those "It just ain't fair" situations. The tractor driver SHOULD have looked back and pulled to the right to let you pass before turning across the road. BUT if there is a road, driveway, or even a "field cut", it counts as an intersection and passing is not allowed while in or approaching an intersection.
Who would be at fault for a car accident that occured when turning right after stopping at a stop sign and hitting a cyclist as she came towards you in the bicycle lane and was cycling against traffic?
When approaching an intersection of this type, you shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection on your right or is approaching the intersection from your right. If the road to your right is clear, or if approaching vehicles are far enough from the intersection to make your crossing safe, you may proceed. Since there are no traffic controls at this intersection, make sure that there are no approaching vehicles from…
Who is at fault when a car is already in an intersection and another car darts out in front of you to make a left turn and you hit them?
When turning left on green if you have a left turn yield on green and the driver across from you has a yield sign and is turning right who has the right of way?
If two cars coming from opposite directions enter an intersection with no traffic signs or signals one intends to turn left the other is going straight ahead the driver of the turning car should?
Who is at fault when Driver A turns right after the signal turns green and Driver B turns left but has a yield on green and hits car A?
A driver turning left across oncoming traffic lanes must yield to oncoming traffic that is approaching the intersection. The fact that driver A has a green light means he had a right to proceed with due care, without stopping, and could reasonably expect driver B to yield as required by law. There is even a sign to remind driver B of this obligation! Incidentally, driver B must ALSO yield to oncoming traffic that continues through…
Who is at fault if a person turning right out of a parking lot from the left turning lane hits a car coming up on the right side?
If one driver is turning left and the opposing driver is turning right doesn't the left-turning driver have the right-of-way if the right-turning driver is in a turning-lane and do you have a source?
If the right turning driver is in the turning lane without lights then you have the right away to turn left. If he is in a meiddle strip then you still have the right away because the rule is the right hand turning driver must first give way to traffic to the left and or right and then any oncoming traffic going straight or turning left into the horizontal road. This is for Countries that…
Driver 1 pulls to the far left lane which is the oncoming traffic lane to make a wide right hand turn but Driver 2 behind Driver 1 is going straight and gets hit by Driver 1 then who is at fault?
This is a very common accident to see involving Tractor-Trailers who must often swing left before turning right, and end up with a car whizzing up their right side. In spite of the fact that the manoevre was necessary, the onus is still on the driver who swung wide to ensure his right side remains clear. Therefore, Driver 1 is most likely at fault.
Driver a is making a left turn driver b is going straight but driver b hits driver a passenger side of driver a car. who is at fault?
Yes, aside from intersections with signs specifically prohibiting it. UPDATE: The vehicle turning right on red also has to YIELD to traffic in the intersection. If turning right on red causes you to hit another vehicle turning left in your direction, the accident is your fault and you should have stopped to allow that vehicle to legally pass through the intersection. ALA CODE § 32-5A-32 : TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL LEGEND 3(b): Except when a sign is…
Who is at fault if driver A has a left turn arrow and turns left onto a three lane road into the far right lane and driver B is turning right onto the same road from the opposite direction?
4 way stop- the first person there or the person to the right if you are there at the same time. 2 way stop- drivers on the cross street, then whoever was first to the stop signs. No signs or signals - driver to the right and drivers going straight over drivers turning left. T intersection- Driver at the top of the T (based on Oregon state law)
Who is fault is at fault when you are turning right and a car behind hits you because they are coming to fast behind you?
Assuming you have signalled in good time that you are turning right,most would agree that the fault lies with the car behind-who should have left enough distance to slow down. This happened to a friend of mine-the other driver lied and said that he did not signal,and changed lanes without warning.He was a convincing liar and won the case.So take nothing for granted-even basic facts can be dsputed.
At an intersection of two-way streets after coming to a full stop at a red traffic light a driver may?
When making a left turn at a two way stop if an oncoming car is making a right turn who has the right of way?
257.650 Right-of-way; turning left at intersection; violation as civil infraction. Sec. 650. (1) The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close to the intersection as to constitute an immediate hazard; but the driver, having so yielded and having given a signal when and as required by this…
In icy conditions slowing to turn spun 90 degrees to the right and a truck following too close slammed into the passenger side of her car who is at fault?
If the truck was directly behind the first vehicle (same lane) they would get the majority at fault. If they were in another lane and wouldn't have had to stop normally for the turning car it is harder to determine. The driver of the turning car would likely be found partially at fault for failing to maintain control of their vehicle.
If you reach an uncontrolled intersection at the same time as a driver on your right and both of you are going to go straight who has the right of way?
Note: the law does not allow anyone the right-of-way, it only states who must yield. If two drivers arrive at an uncontrolled intersection at the same time, the driver on the left should yield to the driver on the right. When someone is legally required to yield the right-of-way and fails to yield, other drivers are required to yield for safety.
If you are in an accident and you are issued a failure to yield right of way citation and in court the charge is dismissed can your insurance company still hold you liable as at-fault?
Who is at fault if A is traveling straight through an intersection on a green signal and B turns left in front of A and A hits B on the right passenger side door?
Who is at fault if driver A was cited for reckless driving but driver B had the stop sign and yielded then made the turn but was hit in the rear left corner of car?
Car a nears intersection with right turn signal on car b is stopped and to the right at the intersection a begins to slide unable to make turn but is going straight car b pulls out car a hits b fault?
A vehicle is already in the intersection. You enter or cross a state highway from a secondary road. You enter a paved road from an unpaved road. You plan to make a left turn and a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction. When two cars enter an open intersection at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right.