Sherwood, AR asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Arkansas

Q: If Car A is using the max allowed distance for a center turn lane, and Car B noses into the lane much closer to an inte

ection, and Car A collides into a part of or back of Car B,

1) Is Car A within right to be overtaking Car B as it is part of a left turn maneuver

2) Besides poor speed differential judgement, which party is at fault for causing the collision (Keep note: Car A is coasting/ braking to a stop but using the maximum allowed distance. NOT Accelerating )

3)Besides a ticket, whose insurance would be used as the at fault or would both parties have blame legally placed on them

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Very difficult to tell from a verbal--you did a good job but tough to tell. You need to consult a member of the Ark Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Generally, the person who rear ends another is at fault or at least starts out by having to show the other company why they aren't at fault. If both turning, you need to figure how the "lanes" would run if two can turn from adjacent lanes. Much easier to get a free consult in person.Bring the crash report.Avoid giving statements until you talk to the attorney.

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