Jul 13, 2012, 02:59 PM
I was recently in a car accident. I was approaching an intersection and I had a yield sign. There were two cars parked on the right side of the corner I was approaching. The car closest to the intersection was parked very close to the corner, blocking my view. I yielded from the point of the yield sign and continued straight because I didn't see anything coming left or right. However, by the time I accelerated, there was a car coming, approaching from my right. I was looking straight. My cousin, who was in the passenger seat, saw him first and screamed "Oh my God!" That's when I saw and it gets kind of blurry after that. Based on the damage to the car, I must've turned to the left a little, trying to avoid the impact, but to no avail evidently. So...after all of this, my question is: Should I fight the failure to yield ticket? I did yield, at the sign and closer to the corner. I blame the cars parked too close to the corner and the fast take off speed of the rental car I was driving. And, the guy that I hit, who I don't deny that I hit by the way, had just turned off the main street...Anyway, do I have a shot?