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i was driving up to a yield andthe other driver in front of me was already taking off when i looked to see if anyone was coming i turned and she suddenly stopped causing me to rear end her , to make story short she was going then she stopped i hit her due to a panic sudden stop , am i at fault or is she she stopped when no cars were coming near her, well i guess ill let your answers fill me in cause i have know clue and i feel i really wasnt at fault
- markmywordzLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Unfortunately, you made a big driving mistake that is going to cost you.
You should never look to see if someone else is coming until you are sure the way is clear.
And, since a car was already in front of you, the way certainly wasn't clear.
I'm sorry to say that it is clearly and totally 100% your fault.
Her panic stopping does not alleviate the fact that you took your eyes off her vehicle so that you could see if they way was clear....before the way was even clear right in front of you.
If there is a vehicle in front of you, you must always drive in a manner that you can stop in an assured clear distance...meaning you must make certain you are not going to hit the car in front of you, even if it suddenly stops.
- 1 decade ago
From what you've said, it sounds like you're toast. So sorry, dude. If you live in a comparative fault state like Missouri, they may assess her for 30% of the fault, you for 70%, something like that. Either way, I'm afraid you have an accident on your record for the next three years.
- AnonymousLv 71 decade ago
You are at fault.
There are standards of fault, and hitting the back of the car in front of you is one of those standards.
If it makes you feel any better, most people do not think they are at fault for an accident.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
YOU are at fault. Doesn't matter the circumstances of why she stopped suddenly or whatever. Rear enders are ALWAYS the person who did the rear ending. No matter what. Sorry, bub.
- Wounded duckmateLv 61 decade ago
You hit her in rear, you are at fault. Period!
- Shanan DLv 41 decade ago
You are at fault
- BawneyLv 61 decade ago
unfortunately, it's your fault. sorry.