What are my rights for a car accident in which I was not at fault?
I was on my neighborhood road turning into my driveway as the lady behind me tried to speed up and pass me on the right. She ended up hitting my car as I was turning in. She got out her car and said that I hit her (as pieces of my car were falling off). Since the accident my car no longer runs.
Answered 7 years ago|
It was her fault. If you were turning from the right lane into your driveway on the left and this was a two lane street (one lane in each direction), she was at fault for not assuring you cleared the lane prior to attempting to pass you.
What you need to do is ensure you take stock of all vehicle damage, take pictures, keep a log of any pain and medical expenses you incur, as well.
If you took down her information, you need to immediately contact an attorney or call her insurance company if you do not plan on hiring a lawyer.
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