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Old 01-30-2008, 02:09 PM   #11
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Don't use that 3rd point, it isn't consistent with your story at all. If he was in the wrong lane, you don't want to hypothesize that he was in the right lane and hit you at excessive speed (which would mean it'* your fault for failure to use caution). Just stick to your guns that he was in the wrong lane, since it'* your only redeeming point.
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The witness in your case is probably the other driver.
I agree with chr0mius, if you had a stop sign and the other driver didn't, you are at fault. Not likely you're going to beat that ticket. The only way would be if the other guy shows up to court and admits he was in the wrong lane and going excessively fast.
When you are stopped at a stop sign you have the responsibility to make sure your path of travel is clear before you proceed. You only hope is to convince the judge that the other car was going fast enough that it was too far away to be a threat when you pulled out and that his high rate of speed was the cause of the accident. But since you were only 10 feet from the stop sign, that'* going to be difficult.
I just found your diagram from you previous thread. It looks like you are at fault.
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And about that whole "sticking it to the man" concept; When you grow up and start to pay taxes you will realize that the cost of civil servants is coming out of your pocket just the same as everyone else'*. So you are only sticking it to yourself.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:12 PM   #13
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:o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o the witness (other driver) and the cop did not show up :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


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chicka chicka yea!


thats awesome dude
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Lucky dog. You should go buy a lottery ticket.
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wow. you got lucky there. from that diagram, you were completely in the wrong.
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Well, there is a bit of gray area there, but they probably would have ruled against you.
The best you could ever hope for was a no-fault, and you got it.
Congratulations, but remember, ALWAYS expect the other guy to do the absolute stupidest possible thing, and you'll be right at least half the time...the rest will be a pleasant surprise...
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thanks guys..

i will be playing the lotto tonight

i may have beat the ticket

but i still lost the battle with the insurance company. :(

my insurance company told me not to worry because i was smart enough to put accident forgiveness on my policy when i signed up os no increase or anything out of my pocket but what it cost to fix my car. and that wasnt much
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ALWAYS expect the other guy to do the absolute stupidest possible thing, and you'll be right at least half the time...the rest will be a pleasant surprise...
now thats some good advice there!
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ALWAYS expect the other guy to do the absolute stupidest possible thing, and you'll be right at least half the time...the rest will be a pleasant surprise...
now thats some good advice there!
i ca nhonestly say i avoid about 8-10 idiots a week just because i watch people'* eye'* and hands to see what they will do before they actually become stupid enogh and do it.

i feel like video taping a week of me driveing my daily routine just so you'* will believe me about how many idiots are out there..
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