First, I would like to thank the Sarasota Police Department for helping me obtain the attached footage of a traffic accident I was involved in.
So onto my questions...
I do not have collision insurance and I am trying to get her insurance to pay for my damages. New tire, rim, rear door fender etchttp://youtu.be/bdwfAUpJiN8
I am in the SUV trying to turn right onto US 41. As you can see a young woman pulls up alongside of me as I am scanning traffic for an opening. The video is a bit unclear, but she is on course to go over the curb, there was not enough room for her to squeeze by me. As I begin to pull into traffic she moves forward and hits my rear tire/rim and rear door.
I was wondering, because I came to the uncontrolled intersection first, is she failing to yield the right of way?
Or am I in the wrong for moving forward and not seeing that she is trying to cut in line around me?
She told her insurance company and the officer who responded that she was at the intersection first and that I had cut her off. That really ticked me off so I went through the trouble of tracking down the footage. I fear I'm going to be out of luck though. I overheard her talking to her friend at the scene. She just had the bumper replaced after 3 other people "hit her"
Again, sorry for the intrusion and thank you for getting me this far.