Q: I am 17 years old. I recently got into a minor car accident that is my fault, apparently. Will my license be suspended?
I was at a red light, in the right turn lane. My turn signal was on, and I waited for an opportunity to turn right onto the road. Assuming the opening was large enough, I made the turn. I was t-boned on the side of my door within 10 seconds after. I understand that this is my fault, but could the other person have been speeding at the time? It still remains an uncertain mystery as to why I was suddenly hit by that car. The officer did not charge me anything that evening. Will my license be suspended at court? How long will it be suspended, and will I need a lawyer to avoid that? I have never stepped in a court room before.
A: 1) If you made a turn it wasn't 10 seconds.
2) I assume you reported it to your insurance. Insurance will provide you with an attorney if you are sued..
3)If you didn't get a ticket you aren't in court.
Get a copy of the crash report. It may cast light on where the other driver came from but in my experience rarely does a car come out of nowhere.You had the stop sign, it's on you.
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