I was in an accident, I was making a legal left-hand turn in the State of Oregon and the other driver hit me while I was making the turn my driver's side door and the front tire was hit.
First of all, why are you worried about it? Last time I checked a careless driving ticket was a violation not a misdemeanor which means the consequences can't include a jail sentence. The worst that can happen is that the Judge could fine you. It could lead to a license suspension if you have many traffic tickets. But if you have a clean driving history you could ask to go to traffic school and get it expunged if you qualify.
You could plead "no contest" rather than guilty as that means you aren't conceding anything. The Judge will issue a fine but it won't be an admission of guilt so it can't be used in the traffic accident case.
You can of course decide to fight the ticket. Here is some information on how to do that:
https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1272_TrafficTix.htm If you belong to the AAA club you may have benefits that help pay for a traffic lawyer. I was going to tell you that a traffic violation conviction can't be used in the civil case for the auto accident but the statute I was thinking of says it only applies to traffic crimes: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/41.905 A traffic violation isn't a traffic crime so you will need to ask a lawyer who handles traffic case if trying the case and losing could constitute a finding that you were at fault in the civil case. But if you plead no contest, you aren't admitting anything so that should be safe.
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