Corinth, MS asked in Car Accidents for Mississippi

Q: I was pulling out onto the hey I’m the right lane and as I pulled out my bumper got hit. She clipped my bumper. She was

In other lane. She told the cop she had her blinker on to come in other lane, but she didn’t. So they said I failed to yield to her. So what do I need to do. Her blinker was never on.

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

A: Assuming you aren't injured, take the position it's on her. If cited plead not guilty. Even if she had a blinker on or off, the real problem here is that you apparently were pulling onto the highway from an exit (not clear from the above), and if you were any traffic on the highway tends to be given the right of way, which is probably why the cop tagged you. Nonetheless, it sounds like she was changing to the right lane from the middle, so you have a good argument to make she should have seen you and as a person entering the lane you had the right of way between the two of you (problem is chances are at the entrance to the highway there was probably a yield sign). Give it a shot. Tell your insurance you dispute it.

If you were injured contact a member of the Miss. Assn for Justice-they give free consults.

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