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Answered 2006-09-01 21:16:21

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.

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What happens if you have right of way at a four way intersection and you are hit by another car?

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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?

If you are in a turning lane, and the other vehicle turns into you while they are in a straight lane, then they should be at fault. If the accident ends up in court take photos of the intersection to help plead your case.

If you are in the right lane to make a right and your stopped and the the driver in front of you is in the middle lane and makes a right turn also and hits you who is at fault?

The driver turning from the middle lane is at fault.

Driver makes a right hand turn and a car pulls out into the road striking vehicle whose fault?

If the turning vehicle was struck by a vehicle entering the roadway it would be the the fault of the vehicle entering the roadway.HOWEVER, if the entering vehicle was struck by the turning vehicle, it is the fault of the turning driver.

Who is at fault when you stopped at yellow lights of intersection traffic line the truck hit right corner of back?

Under the "Following too closely" law the driver from behind is at fault.

Who is at fault if a driver is turning right and is hit on the side by car on left?

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?

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When the driver of a vehicle approaches an intersection the question of the right of way should be determined?

before you enter the intersection

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?

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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?

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When turning left at green light do you yield to drivers turning right?

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When a driver is waiting to make a left turn what is the procedures should he take when the light turns green?

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What precautions should a driver take at uncontrolled intersection?

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What are the 13 right-of-way rules?

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When turning right from a stop sign do you have to yield to the person opposite you turning left from a stop sign?

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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?

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At an uncontrolled intersection always yield to the driver on the?

Right (assuming you're in a country which drives on the right, such as the US).

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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 drive on the left side of the road. If you drive on the right side of the road then i assume this answer would be reversed and he would have the right away. I have no sources for this but i suggest you go to a website containing road rules for your country cause everywhere is different even with states within your own country. My answer might only apply to where I live, if you live in Australia then take my answer 100% as correct.

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?

What ever car was turning is at fault unless they had a green arrow. you have the right away when it comes to 4 way stops with the turn lights.. if the turn light isn't on then they have to wait for you.

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?

The driver of the turning car should YEILD as the car driving straight has the right of way. In Canada anyway.In the UK also

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