Calling all TTR attorneys and accident investigators

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Apr 10, 2022.

  1. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Kansas City, MO.
    Looks close but from the angle of the camera it does look like you are over the line. It's hard to tell because of your camera and this is the reason I am installed a multi camera system so you can see all angles of an accident when it happens. Hope you can beat it but you will need to figure out how that camera angle can be fixed to see the line.
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2011
    South west Missouri
    Nope - look again - it's 2 lanes on to 3 , far right 3 drops to an exit.

    It's tight, and if you're on the left lane, you need to keep mustard hard to prevent your passenger trailer wheel end running over "whatever".

    Cheeseman clearly in the wrong. This isn't a "right lane ends - merge left" situation.
  4. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Attorney said she’s at fault but we shall see what’s going on with insurance. Looks like I might have to get an attorney
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  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I watched the video, there were no signs that indicated that a truck was not allowed inthe right lane. Clearly the truck not only didn't swing wide enough but they did not even attempt to use their right-side mirror. So why did you receive a citation? And what was it for?
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    my opinion the cam truck is in the wrong. tried to cut off the truck approaching in the left lane and paid the price. if ur in the wrong lane and need to move over then you yield to the traffic that is in the lane you need to be in until someone is nice enough to let you over. not just plow your way in front of someone and hope they slow down or stop and let you in. now that doesnt mean that traffic should just plow over your hood. a good driver wouldve let the cam truck in or backed off when they see you trying to merge over.
  7. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    I had a similar situation in Denver, CO. But I was in the left lane curving to the left onto an interstate lane when a UPS truck brushed and folded my right-hand mirror with his second trailer as he was passing me on the right.
    I flashed him with my brights to stop, then after he stopped he started arguing about what do I want from him, instead of understanding and apologizing - in which case, I would have let him go. Instead, two UPS safety guys showed up on a scene and started looking around and then, a cop showed up and wrote me a ticket, saying that I was trying to pass him and went into him. Very, very untrue.
    I forgot what the ticket said but at the time, if you did not contest the ticket, but paid it quickly, they would automatically amend it to no light violation or something like that with no consequences on your record, so I paid it and it worked. However, I felt morally upset and when I think about it, I still am.
  8. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Failure to maintain safe look out
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  9. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Heavy Load Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    western pa
    That would be the first thing I would do. Points from ticket?
  10. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    San Antone
    THAT is some bullshi.t on the ticket.

    Fight the ticket, make sure your insurance goes after that companies insurance for the damage repair. She was completely in the wrong. You stopped. You can't hit anyone when you're stopped.

    Funny, 6:30am Fri morning I had some ahole in a car cut me off in that same area, then race around me, brake check me then wanted me to pull over and fight him. That whole area sucks.
  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    No Blair, it's 2 lanes....#1.
    #2, rewind until just before the strike.
    Look at the hand holdy thing on the Cascadia hood, where is it pointing?
    Dude was merging into her lane.....
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