2nd car was driving very close to front car, front care proceeds to change lanes to middle after checking mirrors and over shoulder. 2nd car changed lanes at the same time, assuming this not in the 2nd car. Back car started honking front car swerved back toward 3rd lane to avoid a collision however the 2nd car clipped the rear drivers corner panel. Who is at fault, who has the right of way?
It is a very difficult to follow your fact pattern but I would say the lane changer has the obligation to make sure the lane he is changing into is clear. Depending upon the facts both parties may be at fault.
Your fact pattern is difficult to follow. I'm sure the insurance companies involved will figure it out.
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Without more information, your question is impossible to answer. The first question that comes to mind is whether the front car used its blinker.
Were the police called? If so, was either driver cited? Have you ordered the crash report?
Since this sounds like a close question, if no assessment of liability was made at the scene, the other driver's insurance will likely deny liability. If you were injured, it may be worth your time to speak with an attorney. Most personal injury consultations are free.
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