Q: I was turning right at an intersection + a truck was driving on my right, in a location marked as a city bus stop. I had
My blinker on and began to turn when the light turned green. The truck hit my car on the passenger side door. Who is at fault?
A: An attorney would need to review pictures of the intersection, the police report, and witness statements. In many bus only lanes, other drivers are permitted to enter the lane and turn just prior to the intersection. You can pull up pictures of the intersection using Google maps.
A: I agree with Mr. Scherr's assessment. Additionally, you may be barred from any recovery from the truck's insurer (for both property damage and any injuries you may have suffered) due to contributory negligence. You stated that the truck was "driving" and not stopped. If you contributed to the collision, even if the truck was improperly in the bus lane, you may not have a claim. There are a lot of moving parts, and you would need to provide additional information to an attorney to get a definitive assessment.
Scott Scherr agrees with this answer
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