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FML - The follow-up

Today, I T-boned a woman who pulled out of a parking lot right in front of me. According to her, the accident was my fault because she "didn't see" me. FML

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Hey, OP here. I was on the road, the other driver was exiting the parking lot and pulled out directly in front of me. I hit the drivers side front fender and door on her car. I had no time to stop. Fortunately for her, I was well under the speed limit otherwise it would have been a lot worse. The police said she was 100% at fault because she didn't make sure it was safe to proceed.
By Spike2013 - / Wednesday 25 February 2015 05:57 / Canada - Thompson
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By  gczizza1997  |  15

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  garf3265  |  12

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  pedinhuh  |  23

In this situation both of them are "guilty", which means they both should pay for their own cars repair bills. Also, even though she should be aware of her surroundings, OP had the right of way, not the bitch who pulled out in front of her. You should know that before embarassing yourself.

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  lexos  |  14

@18 that depends on where you live. In my country it's considered as as special manoeuvre, that means that you need to let the other users of the road go before you do.

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  gczizza1997  |  15

I can see where I may be misinformed. However, I only wrote this because of a similar situation that happened to me. I woman pulled out of a Stop and Shop parking lot while I was going down a one way street. She sped out in front of me, and when I slammed on my breaks, I did skid a bit and hit her on the left side. It was minor damages, but my Insurance informed me I was wrong because, while I was going 27 in a 30 mile zone, I should have been going slower so that I didn't hit her. Two I should have seen her ahead of time (which I did but she made no attempt to move out while I was farther away). And because I struck her I was found at fault, so I had to pay for all damages. My apologies.

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anyone pulling out of a parking lot is technically supposed to come to a complete stop, watch for cars and then pull out. That's right in the learners handbook for my province, which I'm aware may be different elsewhere, but this FML did take place in the same country as me too. However why would you be at fault for not "driving slower" you were already under speed limit and really shouldn't drive any slower than possibly 10 under, other than while driving in unsafe road conditions.

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  kirkaygri  |  17

My sister pulled out in front of someone and was t-boned, she didn't see them. She got the ticket for ' failure to yield to prevent an accident.' Her insurance paid for all damages. So it's possible to ticket the one who pulled out in front of them, in the US, at least.

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  lexos  |  14

I had a motorcycle accident a couple of years ago. A woman decide to park on my side of the road but didn't see me coming. I t-boned her car with my motorcycle. In the end I didn't have to pay anything cause it was her fault.

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  kmccain  |  27

Something like that happened to me. I was in the turn lane to turn left and this truck pulled out of a parking lot turning left. My car's brakes locked up and I t-boned him. The insurance found him at fault even after he tried to challenge it.

By  pedinhuh  |  23

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  ChristianH39  |  27

It would also be a hit and run, immediately shifting fault to OP. And if it's a full on T bone as opposed to just skimming their rear bumper it's not even feasible.

By  evanjl4  |  13

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  1947Chevy  |  17

Sometime when going the speed limit and somebody pills out like that you don't have time to stop. Say you are going 35 miles an hour and somebody pulls out 3 feet in front of you. In that case even if you do manage to get to the brakes you aren't going to avoid hitting them. Where I live people don't even look for traffic and this happens all the time.

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  Brandi_Faith  |  31

It sounds like op was completely in the right. But I hate how in an accident each person thinks they're right and that its ok to yell at the other person for it being "their fault." It's called an accident for a reason. It's really rare that people can take total responsibility for an accident. I don't fully get it, but each one thinks they were in the right. Similar situation happened to me. I was in the parking lot and about to turn onto another road in the lot. I'm crawling out at less than 5 km/hr because it's was a snowstorm and complete ice. When this guy comes whipping by so fast that I had to slam on my breaks or I just about hit his bumper. I was crawling, he was not, and he was sitting in his car yelling like crazy, blocking me till he finished his rant. Drivers can be so crazy!

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