My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: California
I was on my residential street which has one lane of traffic (one going east and another going west). I slowed down ( I didn't stop) to turn RIGHT into my driveway and I didn't signal (really bad, I know ). As I was turning RIGHT into my driveway a car comes speeding to my right side and I turned into the car. My RIGHT front side and car axle was damaged. My axle is bent in and the car is no longer drivable. The other driver had damage to the front left side and side swiped all along the left panel of her car.
Since my car axle is bent in, it means I had already started turning right when she decided to speed up to my right side to pass me.
After the accident, she gets out of the car screaming profanities at me saying it was my fault because I didn't signal. She said I was in the middle of the road and she THOUGHT I was making a left. Why would I be in the middle of the road where there is oncoming traffic?? That makes no sense at all. She refused to give me her insurance information because she said I HAD to pay for her car. After her sister showed up I was able to get her information.
I feel if she was not speeding nor tailgating me, the accident would not have happened. Also, because she attempted to pass me on the right on a one lane street, she shouldn't have attempted assuming I was making a left when there was no signal. ( I will always signal from now on!)
Who is at fault? Am I partially at fault because I did not signal? HELP!