I Got Into A T Bone Car Accident On A 2 Way Intersection In My Personal Vehicle

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Yes I was not cited and the guy that impacted my vehicle was not cited also. It is still an on going investigation was told by the Patrol Officer and just waiting on that Police Report to finish. I can picture similar Scenario but it took him like 50-75 yards to come to a stop after point of impact and there were no Skid marks. Its stressful situation right, having to wait for the results and not feel hopeless and lost. I definitely will let you know what the Police report results are, Thanks.

Fight the ticket - FIGHT EVERY TICKET.

It's worth the couple of hundred to try and beat it, or get the conviction nullified.

I had a similar accident 10 years ago. And all the witnesses told the investigator that the guy that hit me was speeding - like as in - took him 100 yards to come to a stop after the point of impact.

Cop was sad he had to write a ticket, but told me not to worry - because since HE DIDN'T WITNESS THE ACCIDENT, HE COULDN'T TESTIFY TO IT. Case Dismissed. My insurance company accepted liability, but I didn't have a conviction on my record.

If this JUST HAPPENED - then you might have to wait at least a year, until a "major company" will accept you for training. But APPLY ANYWAYS - because you never know. And the companies you're interested in will tell you for sure, how long you have to wait until they will accept you.

AND FIGHT THE TICKET. When you say "the investigation started on ..." - does that mean you were NOT CITED?

Typically - the car making the turn into traffic, is going to be the one at fault in ALL CASES (except for some extreme extenuating circumstances). And your insurance is likely to accept liability for it (based on the basic fact of failure to yield).

I had another one a few years ago - where a pedestrian ran out in front of me. Turned out the cops and EMT's knew the guy. Local drunk homeless guy that liked running in front of cars (he had done it previously). I was NOT CITED, and the investigation found HIM AT FAULT. Ambulance chasing vulture sued me anyways. My insurance company knew I wasn't at fault, but settled because it was cheaper to settle than litigate. I REFUSED TO SIGN OFF on the settlement, until I got a letter from underwriting stating I WAS NOT AT FAULT and they settled as a matter of business decision and not acceptance of liability.

Best of luck to you - let us know how things turn out.

Rick

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