My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: Colorado
Recently I was involved in a collision at a 'T' in a parking lot. I was driving along the top of the 'T' (in the right-of-way) when a vehicle emerged into the intersection from the bottom of the 'T'. When I saw the vehicle I slammed on my breaks (I was travelling 15 mph) to avoid T-boning the other vehicle. However, I couldn't stop in time and his rear bumper caught my front bumper. Due to a building and a van blocking my line of sight to the bottom of the 'T' I did not see his vehicle coming otherwise I would have yielded. His side is that his line of sight was also blocked (due to the said van) and had to emerge into the intersection to check for oncoming traffic. He stated that because the nose of his vehicle was in the middle of the intersection in order to check for traffic he simply proceeded into a parking spot at the top of the 'T'. Based on what I, and the witness that was in my car, saw, he was travelling much faster than the 5 mph he has stated, and there is no way he could have stopped at the intersection to look for traffic in the first place.
I was hoping to settle this without insurance agents or going to court, but he is trying to place blame on me. I would just like to know who is at fault here, and if I do file a claim what are my odds.