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I am a bit unclear here, you stated that you were in a single lane, correct? But the vehicle you struck ended up overtaking you?
or was the vehicle there and you struck the vehicle as it attempted to get around you?
The car I struck was not moving. He was on my right hand side. I was at the exit first and he pulled up on my right. I took a right hand turn and hit his front bumper. Again this was a single lane exit. Should he have been allowed to go to the right side of my car. I was definitely at the exit before his car was there. Shouldn't he had stayed behind me until I exited and not to the right of my car?
Was he there first or were you?
You stated that he was not moving. If that is the case, he had the right of way as he were there first.
But if he went around you on a one lane road and stopped, which then caused you to strike him, then you have an argument that he violated the rules of the road.
As he did not obey the single lane designation.
But in general a vehicle that strikes a non-moving vehicle is considered to be at fault. If he was in your lane and was crowding you, then arguably he was in violation.
Does that make sense?
i was at the exit first so and if i was taking either a right or a left, he should have been behind me and not at the right hand side of my car, correct?
Correct if the lane did not split at the exit.
Again this is a single lane exit
I understand, just pointing out what to be on the lookout for in case of a counterargument from the opposing side.
In a single lane, vehicles have to follow each other single-file, not be on the sides.
That would place them in a dangerous condition and impede traffic.
And, it would permit you to claim that the other party is liable for the damages.
Hope that helps.
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