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IN A PRIVATE PARKING LOT LIKE WALMART. IF I AM GOING STRAIGHT IN MY LANE AND ANOTHER CAR APPROCHES FROM THE LEFT IN MY DIRECTION AND TURNS IN FRONT OF ME WITHOUT WARNING AND WE COLLIDE WHO HAS THE RIGHT OF WAY. IT WAS TWO SNOW BANK IN TO HIS LEFT AND RIGHT HE COULD NOT SEE NEVER STOPPED. THERE WERE NO STOP SIGNS AND NO SIGS AT ALL. HOW EVR THE ARROW WAS POING UPWARD FOR THE OTHER DRIVER GOING IN THE PWARD DIRECTION NOT POINTING LEFT.

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Hello Helen,

The issue here is who had the last chance opportunity to avoid the impact.  You say that the other driver turned in front of you without warning. He has a responsibility to pull up slowly so that he can see.  However,I think the issue is that while he could not see you, you apparently could see him.

Logically, if you were going straight and he had to turn, generally speaking he should yield to you.  However, if you can see him coming, you need to prepare for the possibility that he will turn - regardless of arrows or even signs.  Since you could see him and he could not see you,  that would give you the last chance to avoid the accident.

I have no idea what you are saying here:  HOW EVR THE ARROW WAS POING UPWARD FOR THE OTHER DRIVER GOING IN THE PWARD DIRECTION NOT POINTING LEFT.  

Arrows are not the issue. My opinion is that while the other driver has some culpability because he turned in front of you "without warning", you are more at fault because (1) you could see him coming and (2) you had the final chance to avoid and you did not.

As for some reference to arrows, I would say that really has no bearing. Sorry for the bad news.

Jane

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I can answer questions related to auto accidents, auto damage, auto theft claims, or personal injury claims. I am specifically suited to answer questions concerning insurance investigations and the effects of those investigations such as claim delays, claim denials, examinations under oath, or the special investigations unit. I can answer most any question that relates to proper claims investigations, or claims handling procedures and processes. I have authored several ebooks which provide claim guidance for consumers. Those books are available on Amazon Kindle: Power To Profit - will provide you with the knowledge you need to overcome the patterned obstacles that insurance companies will use to delay, devalue, or deny your valid insurance claim. The No Nonsense Guide to Accident Settlement - Teaches you how to manage your claim, how to identify the precise tactics likely to be used against you, and how you must respond.

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12 years of experience with 3 major insurance companies. I hold an all lines adjusters license in Florida. I am well versed in claims handling, claims investigations, and industry standards related to both. The bulk of my experience stems from my 10 years as a police officer / detective. Building on that investigative experience, I became an SIU (Special Investigations Unit) Investigator. Accordingly, my unique expertise lies in the investigation of claims. What is necessary and related, what is not necessary and related? What constitutes a fair claims investigation? What recourse is available for consumers who suspect they are experiencing unfair claims delays? During the course of my experience, I became a certified trainer, instructing adjusters and investigators proper techniques for claims investigation and claims handling.

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B.A., Communications, University of Miami 350 credit hours of intense investigative training, Miami Dade Police 80 hours of investigative training, various Federal Agencies, Miami, Fl Intensive Accident Reconstruction and Pedestrian Injury Analysis, NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Agency, Oklahoma City, OK 2 weeks Auto Damage Appraisal, Winston Salem, NC Legal Principles Claim Specialist, AEI

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