Tucson, AZ asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Arizona

Q: I was driving in a parking lot in Tucson, AZ. I was established and driving forward in a through way lane (main lane).

Another driver drove in front of me out of an aisle/feeder lane and we collided. Is there common law in AZ regarding negligence as it pertains to a vehicle in a feeder lane and a vehicle in a throughway lane colliding?

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

A: An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Only an Arizona attorney could meaningfully advise on state-specific vehicle and traffic law. The general rule in most jurisdictions is that vehicles in the main roadway have right of way over vehicles entering from driveways or side streets. But your situation sounds more like a merging situation than that. It could be governed by signage or lane markings as to merging instructions (for example, yield signs) if there were any. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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