Green Bay, WI asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin

Q: Who is likely at fault or what is my percentage of fault in the incident I've detailed below, I'm being sued?

I was driving on the right side of road in residential area, following speed limit & initiated decrease in speed to take a left into a driveway to reverse out of to go back the same way I was coming from. There was a car in that driveway. Before ever breeching the threshold line of said driveway, I stopped, I was still in the road because I realized that driver is Not going to stop so I did. That vehicle Never did stop & then hit the vehicle I was driving. The driver of said vehicle said they looked both ways but never once did I hear they looked behind them. I'm the one being sued by the other parties insurance company for $5000 for a taillight that was broke on the car. I know & believe this wasn't & is Not my fault but have no issue with claiming part responsibility because I simply was involved at all. Will a judge find me at fault? The cops did not issue me any ticket

They would've still hit me as I drove on the road past. they kept saying they never saw me.

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

A: A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This could be a difficult claim, where certain things could have been done better on both sides. In terms of apportioning liability, that could be a jurisdiction-specific issue based on the comparative negligence doctrine applied (which is something only a Wisconsin attorney could advise on). In terms of a judge's ruling, that could depend on findings of the claim representatives, if both sides are currently engaged in investigating the accident. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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