Johnson City, TN asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee

Q: If I went to traffic school for a failure to yield accident am I still responsible for the other cars damages?

When I told the judge I wanted to fight the failure to yield left he gave me the option of going to traffic school since it was my first accident. The other cars insurance is now asking me to pay 5,000 dollars in damage. My car had more damage and my quote was way less then $5000. My insurance is refusing to pay them since I went to driving school and in the accident report we both turned left out of the same lot. My ticket was the only one that actually had the failure to yield for left turn by the officer. Am I actually responsible for paying this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Going to driving school may impact your ticket. But it doesn't impact who is at fault in the accident- unless you were found guilty. Then it might be admissible as to fault. I am assuming you pled not guilty and received diversion if you attended driving school.

You and your insurer can still contest liability in civil court.

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