Orlando, FL asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida

Q: I was in a collision I believe I'm not at fault for but I told the officer I wasn't sure if the light was green or not.

I was turning left driving behind a friend and mid turn I was hit by an oncoming car. They claimed they had a yellow light and in the confusion I stated I wasn't sure if the light was a green arrow, or green. I was issued a failure to yield but I believe I had the right of way and my friend does also. Would this be worth taking to court or am I in a losing position.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could contact a traffic ticket defense attorney; many offer free initial consults. The case appears to present challenges, in terms of making a left turn, the reliability of your friend's testimony (as it looks like they already cleared the light, unless it's the testimony of a different friend), and the uncertainty of your account at the scene. Since you mention a collision, it could be more important than merely a moving violation, as the outcome could be relevant in any injury claims should they arise. Speak with a Florida attorney and see what their recommendations and costs are.

Tim Akpinar

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