Re: Right Turn Onto a Residential Street--
this sure sounds like a school question
the most important fact, I believe, you have failed to provide: how far from the corner was the Toyota parked.
possibly if you have a phd in engineering and access to Deep Blue.
My question is whether you can determine speed was a factor by the extent of the damage?
they were shocked by the impact and simply did not stop maybe? You are inferring it was due to speed which, without other supporting facts would be simply a guess.
Why, if the Civic wasn't speeding, didn't the Civic stop at or near the first point of impact?
Not if you understand physics. Unless you can determine exactly what direction each vehicle was moving and the speeds involved, it is not possible to determine if the toyota would have halted the honda or not. It is quite likely the honda attempted to turn left to avoid the impact which would cause it to continue in that direction rather than into the toyota.
The size of the Land Cruiser you'd think would stop the Civic.
at the point their wheel would be straight again after the turn.
Another question, what does constitutes completing a turn?
kind of a red herring but if the Honda had entered the street at all prior to the Toyota pulling out, the Honda had control of the lane. The Toy was attempting to enter the lane so they could not have control of the lane until they had fully entered the lane. Until that point, they must yield to traffic in the lane.
and had control of a lane?
depending on how far the Toy was from the corner, I see this as either a shared fault or the Toyota's fault. If a considerable distance from the corner, the Toyota simply failed to yield to the Honda. If very close to the corner, it was a matter of happenstance and not truly either party's fault which would be considered to be shared fault.
and you have to remember: you are speaking of a Honda here that had just turned a 90º corner. Just how quickly do you think those things can accelerate? and not just any Honda but a Honda Civic. Not exactly comparable with a top fuel dragster for acceleration speeds. Heck, they are hardly comparable with a bicycle.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.