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Windows 7: Man I got in a accident on Monday.

01 Apr 2011   #11
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

It's difficult to tell for sure, but it looks like the truck hit the silver car just before you hit the truck. I wonder if that would have any bearing on the insurance company's verdict?
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01 Apr 2011   #12
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

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Actually no I just got a new phone and that's when I got the idea. Boy which made think damn did I bring that on myself just by doing that. I know it's a big coincidence, but I can't help but think it.
Understandable thinking, but definitely just a coincidence.
Not if he was fiddling with or his attention was drawn away even slightly, by holding/videoing while driving.


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but if US law is the same as Australian law in this situation, it's automatically deemed that the driver who rear ends someone else is at fault
It is.

No I wasn't holding or fiddling with the phone. If you watch towards the end of the video you'll see me in front of the car for brief moment. I had it mounted to window suctioned mount for phones. As for not stopping in time. I did slow. If you watch when the truck first hit the brakes I slowed, but then he suddenly slowed and stopped and that's when I braked hard. Since it's a highway I wasn't immediately expecting to come to a complete stop.
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01 Apr 2011   #13
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

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It's difficult to tell for sure, but it looks like the truck hit the silver car just before you hit the truck. I wonder if that would have any bearing on the insurance company's verdict?
I think it would as far as fault for hitting the car in front of the truck. I would be at fault for both car and truck if I had pushed the truck into the car. At least that's how I understand it from my google searches on the subject. Fortunately and unfortunately I only hit the truck.
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01 Apr 2011   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not sure having an video has helped you with this one.

Does look as if you reacted slowly.
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01 Apr 2011   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If that is the insurance's logic that you reacted slowly then I would tell them you were in fear for the car behind you rear ending you as they were really close. In the end you will file a claim and it will cost you as Insurance first and foremost is a business......just like the house in Vegas......who wins and who loses normally?
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01 Apr 2011   #16
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never heard of an instance where the driver who rear-ended the person in front of them was not at fault.

Is the rear car in a rear end collision always at fault? | AccidentAttorneys.com
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01 Apr 2011   #17
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Your lucky to not have received additional fine(s) for using a phone while driving.
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01 Apr 2011   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Newt, I believe the phone was set up in a stand and not in the drivers hand as it's way too steady.
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01 Apr 2011   #19
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Yes it seemed so. But even if the phone is "saddled" so to speak, using a hands free kit can still get you stopped and warned (At least it can over here.) It happened to a friend of mine while I was with him. Anyway, I'm not well versed in international laws, so I can't say where else does this.

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Newt, I believe the phone was set up in a stand and not in the drivers hand as it's way too steady.
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01 Apr 2011   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Sorry Newt', I live in California and we believe that we always must lead the way for all things repressive. So for you to tell me that the fuzz, the man, coppers, flat foot and or Johnny law can pull you over for having a hands free device or your phone saddled in a hands free mode as in against the law then all I can say is my hats off to you for trumping CA.
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