Your diagram was pretty cool. Unfortunately, I am willing to bet that if you had 100 lawyers vote on this one, half would be for you, and half would be against you. Differences of opinion is what makes horse races, and why we have courts. For me, I like your chances. Good luck.
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I would vote for you. Even if you and she are both at fault to a certain extent, it does not prevent you from suing for your damages. They may be reduced by the percentage of your fault, but you should still recover something.
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You are most likely not at fault. This would not be considered passing as you were simply making a turn. Further, the other driver had a duty to (1) warn other drivers of her moving to the right and (2) checking the mirrors and all around her that her going right would be safe.
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