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    Default I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California
    I was at a stop sign. I looked both ways, saw nothing and proceeded through the intersection. I was hit from the left by a motorcycle. I believe he was speeding by the damage done to my vechicle he was also on a permit that doesn't allow him to drive at night.

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    Default Re: I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    his actions, whether legal or not, do not absolve you of your incorrect and illegal actions. You are at fault for failing to yield.

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    Default Re: I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    Did he have a stop sign also? Do you know if his headlight was working? How did he just appear?? Did you just not see him, or was there some other circumstance that prevented you from seeing him? What section of the vehicle code were you charged with?

    I don't see any reason to jump to conclusions without knowing the whole story...

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    Default Re: I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    He didnt have a stop sign. His light was so dim I didnt see it untill right before he hit. I was charged with 21802(a)

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    Default Re: I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    Well... you could argue that point about his dim light... but that may not fly. Plus, your insurance is going to find you at fault whether you beat the ticket or not.

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    Default Re: I Was in a Car Accident and Cited for Failure to Yield

    Quote Quoting mod420187
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    He didnt have a stop sign. His light was so dim I didnt see it untill right before he hit. I was charged with 21802(a)
    can you prove his light was dim?

    doubtful. Most likely the lamp was damaged so proving it was even on becomes an expensive search, although that can generally be determined by the right person.

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