My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
I was recently in a car collision involving an illicit lane change. The car had exited a driveway (ironically leaving a bar) where she had passed my lane (#4 closest to the right handed curb) and proceeds to enter the #3 lane (to my left). As I am approaching her vehicle (about 10 feet from her car) she starts to enter my lane without any blinker causing us to collide. She does not stop, continues to go, pushes my car out of the road and into the fire hydrant. There is damage to the front passenger side of her BMW, and to the entire front of my car- from her car & the fire hydrant.
Police officers arrived, took statements (I was thorough, her remark was "I don't know"), she had "witnesses"/friends that gave fraudulent claims. The police officer had stated I was not at fault and that the physical evidence clearly shows that and he would even appear in court because the evidence was that compelling.
My only worry is the fact that I only had a permit and I was only one in the car at the time of the collision. No tickets or arrests were made. I have a clean record.
The car was fully insured.
I did not take photographs as my phone was dead (however the police officer did), and I did not exchange information as the police officer stated it was not necessary, and it would all be in the police report.
I've already put in a claim and started the process.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.