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I was in an accident in Los Angeles California where i was…

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I was in an accident in Los Angeles California where i was crossing the intersection on a yellow. the other car was turning left and cut infront of me. who would be at fault?

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The other car is claiming that the light had turned red and that is why she turned

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The left turning car has a legal duty to yield the right of way to traffic coming through the intersection.

That means they have a duty to wait for traffic to clear the intersection before proceeding through the left turn.

You would need to go to court if you were going to sue the other driver.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the other person is claiming i ran the red light, would that change who is at fault?

If you ran a red light then the fault would be yours. Hopefully there are witnesses to corroborate your version.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there is but the other insurance company is turning his story around to benefit them

Then you may have to sue and present the evidence to support

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
the insurance hasn't given finalized there judgment, but i want to be proactive and try to find a lawyer. I've had a lot of trouble finding one. do you have any recommendation ?

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