The light had been red and several cars had ran the red to try and beat the yellow. after the cars fly by, I noticed cars at the limit line and a person wanting to make a right turn at a safe distance, so I made a left turn. After nearly completing my turn and getting most of, if not all of my car pass the inner crosswalk line(limit line), the person makes their right and hits my rear quarter panel(Pretty much right behind my rear right tire). They didnt bother stopping and i have witnesses that support my story. Who would be at fault for a liability case?
Ultimately, if the parties and their insurance companies can't resolve it, a jury decides. In CA, more than one person can be at fault for an accident, so the jury may apportion fault between both drivers.
Turn it over to your insurance and let them handle it. You can make a claim against the other driver's insurance for your property damage and injuries though, if you were injured, first talk to CA injury lawyer.
I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice and help with your specific situation at your earliest convenience. I am licensed to practice law in Arizona.
The fact that you have witnesses and the area on the car where the damage occurred may help to offset the presumption that you are at fault as you were making a left turn.
You need to speak with a personal injury attorney. Your description of the incident is still open to liability issues.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If everyone, including the other party's insurance company, agrees with your fact scenario you will be fine. I'm sure the other party will say their light was yellow or green and not red.
Good luck. Any questions, just ask. If you were injured you might want to talk to a personal injury attorney.
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