who is at fault in an accident between a car exiting an alley and a car coming down a street
Free Insurance Quote Comparison
Secured with SHA-256 Encryption
UPDATED: Feb 24, 2014
It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.
We strive to help you make confident insurance and legal decisions. Finding trusted and reliable insurance quotes and legal advice should be easy. This doesn’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own.
Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about legal topics and insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything legal and insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by experts.
Insurance Question from Oak Park, IL
Asked on 02/24/2014
who is at fault in an accident between a car exiting an alley and a car coming down a street NULL
Answer given on February 25, 2014
The determination of fault in an auto accident is based on several facts. If a car is exiting from an alley, and entering onto a street, the car in the alley is generally considered a vehicle coming to a “t intersection”. In that case, the car entering from the alley is expected to yield to the car on the street.Other factors can be a part of the determination. If the car on the street is speeding, that can be considered as partial fault. However, they still have the right of way and the alley car is expected to enter only if safe to do so. If a police report is taken, the officer might attempt to determine fault. However, if they did not see the accident, this would only be an opinion, and not a fact. You should let your insurance company investigate the accident and they will contact the other insurance company. A determination of fault will be made. If the insurance companies cannot come to an agreement, then arbitration may be used. Your insurance company will take your statement and compare it with the other party’s statement.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: These answers are for general information purposes only and are provided by the person answering and FreeAdvice.com AS IS. It has not necessarily been reviewed by the management staff of FreeAdvice.com nor is it binding any insurance agent, broker, or other insurance professional or any attorney or insurance company. Insurance laws, regulations and practices vary from state to state and insurance policies and practices differ from company to company, by type of policy, by state and locality and by type of insurance. Tiny variations in the facts, policy language or a detail not set forth in a question often can change the outcome or a professional's conclusion. Although FreeAdvice.com has confirmed that the answer(s) was/were provided for the account of an experienced insurance professional, that professional may not be licensed in the state referred to in the question, and may not be experienced or up to date in the subject area. Unlike the answers provided here, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you consult a licensed insurance professional in your area or retain a licensed attorney listed on AttorneyPages.com to represent you.