I am currently in college , going to get my law degree . One of my teachers made us this question and triggered a fierce debate in the class. The question is : If you are a road to drive in the city and swerve to avoid an object that has fallen on the road , causing two cars in the other lane to participate in a rear collision . Who should be responsible for this accident ? What do you think ?
Ok so, on Monday I had a minor car accident at Hogarth Roundabout on the A4 in West London heading towards the M4 from Hammersmith. If anyone knows this junction than even better but if not look on google streetwise, because i believe the carriageway is three lanes coming up to the junction and carries on as three lanes past the junction. I was in the far left lane that had written on the road with markings A4 (W) (STRAIGHT ARROW) and A316 Richmond below it with the two outer lanes on the right marked A4 (STRAIGHT ARROW)..so to me that surely means you can be in that lane to follow straight on to the A4 (albeit it does curve however still classed as straight on) or indicate left to take the slip to Richmond. As i left the traffic signals next to the brewery (Fullers) in the left hand lane i came past the exit and continuing for the A4 ( have done this many times without problem) and happened to look in my right mirror quickly at a glance to check my car was still fully in lane (which it was as i saw the white lane marking) when out of nowhere a car was coming towards my lane from the 2nd middle lane and didnt stop hitting me in the drivers side passenger door..causing a dent and paintwork damage along the drivers side of my car. There was no indicators from her what so ever and besides..she was behind me in the overtaking lane coming towards me, she should have seen me! However it was my surprise when we pulled over when she and her irate husband got out of the car and blamed me because i never indicated right!..surely i shouldnt have to if i'm in the correct lane following through?..their excuse was they thought i was taking the A316 Richmond slip on the left but if i did i would have indicated left...i think she never even saw me and drifted towards me either from not seeing me or lack of attention. Either way the damage to my car was very minor..her's came off worse with front damage and she was not willing to accept full liabilty, i offered to show her the road markings but she was having none of it! I wouldn't have put in a claim for my car as damage is minor, however with her not accepting full liabilty, i had no choice but to claim to avoid forking out on my policy for their damage which i believe i never even caused. So what do i do? am i to blame or is she? I understand this is long and in depth but i just wanted to describe the scenario as best i could to get the best possible answers :) Thanks in advance!!
I was driving the speed limit on the highway . There was a big truck in front of me and totally blocked my view . I can not see any car in my lane except the back of the truck . Suddenly , the truck changed lanes without a signal, and I immediately saw two cars stopped in the road in front of me . No other cars in front of them . The distance is too short for me to stop. Then I hit the car in front of me and hit the car in front of him . Now my question is: is responsible in this car accident ? They said that in 90 % of cases , I would. But it will be so unfair to me because , apparently , you can not predict what will happen if I can see . Is there anything I can do to protect myself? Thank you. At the same time , I have to buy a new car in no time ...
Yesterday I was driving at night and as soon as I was going through the green light turned yellow . Out of nowhere a lady hit my car and his father said that a no-fault accident . She freaked out and called the police , they could not do anything , so I was wondering if I am responsible and I have to pay ....... although it is a '' no'' fault accident ..... The lady just got her license back before she hit me ( was suspended ) that add nothing to the claim . I've been driving for 2 years
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My supervisor wants me to make numerous trips to the grocery store to buy soft drinks , coffee , etc. for the office. It keeps adding more meetings , etc. I said that I'm not comfortable with the increased number of trips now with ice and snow on the ground . Who is responsible if I get in the grocery store ? I decided to start making these trips during the workday - that leaves the office , rather than in the way in driving my personal vehicle .
I am 19 and the car is in my moms name. I have insurance. Are my parents held liable if I get into an accident? I am in Ohio if that info is needed.
Okay, I'll use letters to identify the cars: So Car A is merging on a three-lane highway. A slow vehicle is in front of him and he doesn't have much time to merge, so he merges early and sees a car in the second lane, but misjudges the distance, and he tries to get into the second lane Car B sees Car A coming into his lane and has to make a quick decision because Car A is dangerously close to him from changing lanes and he is about to hit the Car A and be in a really bad accident, so he panics and slams on his brakes and swerves into the 3rd lane in order to avoid hitting the car. Car C has no time to react before he crashes into Car B. Car A drives off unharmed, seemingly oblivious to all that has happened. So, ultimately, Car A is responsible for the whole wreck, but who would be at fault? Would it be Car A because he caused another car to swerve and then crash even though his car (car a) didn't get damaged? Would it be Car B because he swerved into another lane in order to avoid Car A? Or Car C because he crashed into Car B? Sorry, kind of long, but thanks in advance!
Can anyone tell me the law regarding what happened to me today ... I was traveling on a highway at 70 mph within the outside lane. as I aproached a group of vehicles a car to my left , I was behind a truck in the center lane left without indication or warning , I rammed the median. luckily neither my nor his car spun and went to take the shoulder . When I came out and spoke (well, shouted ! ) Man , he said, was indicating . im 110% sure it was not. I think he just retired for the truck without checking your blind spot , I was probably at the time he approached his line . I want to know is how is your responsibility to check the lane is crossing it and is responsible for this accident ? her with insurance companies and im positive he is the culprit , but any expert advice would helfull . thank you!
my car insurance end up paying for damages , however , the other party has opened a civil lawsuit against the driver of my car . can go after me ?
I was involved in a rear end accident where someone hit me from behind but claim that they themselves were hit from behind and thrown into my car and the guy who hit them ran away.I don't know if this is true or not - there was very minor or nodamage to the back of their car and pretty serious damage to the front. I filed a claim with the other drivers insurance company and they denied my claim saying that the 3rd driver (who supposedly started the pile up) is liable. I am currently out about $600 in insurance deductibles and rental costs in addition to the whole hassle of dealing with workshops and insurance companies. Do I have a valid claim? What if I can prove that the person who hit me was at least partially responsible (by her own admission to the police, she was going 25 a few seconds after the light turned green). Please advise I dont want to get a lawyer if I have no valid claim but hopefully the system wont charge me $600 when i got rear ended. This happened in CA.
I just got in a car accident . I'm pretty sure that the other party is responsible. I called and was told his insurance to cover $ 28 per day , while the car is in the shop or something, but not while sitting and not worked . But my brother told me to cover my rent is due for at least a month since the other party is responsible . Is this true ? Responsibility is not yet determined ... I can pay for rent out of my own pocket and now get reimbursed later , showing the receipts ?