I was involved in an accident in Colorado while making a left hand turn. I was cited for failure to yield despite the fact that this drive was doing over the speed limit totaling my car when he came over the hill. Also the witness that gave testimony to the insurance company also offered to be a witness for me. I am unable to find an attorney that will even listen to me let alone help. Not sure what to do.
You probably won't find an attorney willing to represent you on the traffic ticket, but you don't really need one. The prosecutor will most likely offer you a plea bargain at your hearing date, or you can fight it and basically just plead your case to the judge. I don't think your argument that the other driver was speeding will excuse you from taking the right of way though, so your best bet is to take a plea.
If you have a witness that you had begun the turn when other driver was not yet in intersection you may have a claim. Probably worth paying for someone to represent you on the ticket. As to the injury case a lot will depend on if Colorado is a comparative negligence state where you look at each side's negligence, or a pure contributory fault state, where 1% of carelessness on your part knocks you out. Look for members of the Colorado trial lawyers if you are hurt--they give free consults.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Proving that the other driver was speeding (if you can do so) does not mean that you get your ticket dismissed. You have to show that you did not fail to yield to oncoming traffic (as you are required to do when turning left).
You will have to convince the court that the vehicle was traveling so fast and the hill was so close that you were already into the intersection before you could see the other car. Otherwise you will likely lose on the ticket.
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You can still retain a local traffic court lawyer to fight it, and maybe you can get away with fines and no points.
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