Re: Left-Turn Accident when Oncoming Car Was Speeding
Planning on an accident?
No accident - preemptive question...
Imaging a car makes a left at an intersection, and is hit by an oncoming car. If the driver of the oncoming car admits to doing 45 in a 35, then does he share liability?
Or is 45 not fast enough to transfer any liability to him?
What if he was doing 55? 65?
when you reach about 900 mph I think you might have an arguable position. Until that point, one of the things we must do as drivers is judge how fast another driver is driving and act accordingly.
What you usually hear after the accident from the driver making the left turn is "I though I had enough time to clear the intersection. I didn't realize how fast he was moving".
with such a statement, the left turner has just admitted negligence.
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.