Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationInsurance & Registration · 1 month ago

Who is at fault for this accident?

Car "A" is at an intersection waiting to make a left turn (has the stop sign). Car "B" is approaching from the left, signals right turn and begins slowing down. Car "A" proceeds to turn left when car "B" suddenly accelerates and broadsides car "A".

Who is at fault?


Car "B" does not have a stop sign.

9 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The car that moved away from the stop sign is at fault. Never assume anything.

  • car253
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Car A fault.    Car A has a stop sign.   Car A has to make sure Car B turns before proceeding.      Only way to dispute this in any way is if you have a "dash cam".   Everyone should have it.   It might have saved you from being at fault.

  • May
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Only insurance companies decide fault.

  • 1 month ago

    Probably A.  Signalling and slowing down only means that a car is going to turn soon, not that it is going to turn at the very next intersection.  For example, if B was going to turn at driveway right after the intersection, then it would have to signal and start to slow down between the intersection since you must signal a certain distance before you turn and it takes some distance to slow down (depending on your speed).

    I usually (but illegally) wait to signal to avoid the situation that you describe, because I don't think that signalling before the last intersection before the turn is a good idea, because someone could make the mistake of car A in this question.  But the law is that a driver must signal a certain distance before turning, and A should know that.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The person who caused the accident is the person who did not exercise due care.  That would be car A.  At best car A proceeded when the path was not clear.

    Source(s): insurance adjuster
  • 1 month ago

    Car A is at fault.  Driver of Car B "might" have just entered the lane, and took a right hand turn to do so.  Blinker stayed on, before he could shut it off.

  • 1 month ago

    B has the right of way.  So A is at fault for not waiting for the intersection to clear.  If A had a credible eye witness, like a police officer.  The claim of B can be reduced by comparative negligence.

    Source(s): Retired claim adjuster.
  • 1 month ago

    If car B has no stop sign, car A is 100% at fault.

  • 1 month ago

    Car A is at fault for failing to yield to the right of way.  Even though the turn signal is on, car B has the right of way at a 2 way stop and car A has to wait.  Only if it was a 4 way stop would the fault be with car B.

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