I own 3 cars (recently bought a minivan and trying to sell my old 94 Grand Cherokee), so which one was hit? The brand new one, of course (01 Grand Am).
I was driving into an intersection (where the light was green), and the minivan in front of me was practically at a stop without anyone in front of them. I was past the turn lane, and needed to turn, so I jumped in and went on my merry way. Apparently, the minivan figured out he wanted to turn, also, and turned into the lane without checking. He got my passenger side back door scratched, and my mudflap is in pretty bad shape.
I'm almost positive he is at fault. Just merely by the fact that he hit my backend with the front corner of his minivan is enough to show that I was already in the lane, he merged after I had already mostly passed him, so he should have checked before merging.
Regardless, I'm pretty p*ssed off the car is banged up and I have to go through channels to get it fixed, and have to deal with 2 insurance companies. Also, this was my first accident with another person, so I did everything wrong. Didn't call the police, only exchanged insurance info (no one claimed fault or anything). They were an older couple from florida, so I have to let the insurance company's claims department go find out numbers and put in calls to see what happens. Hopefully, he'll just claim fault and be done with it, so I can get my car fixed and go on with life.
I just hate having other crap interfering with life.