Accident: TTC bus almost T-boned me.. What are my options?
Proceed to make left-lane change (now in middle of three lanes) to avoid stopped busses, bus closest to me turns on signal indicating plan to depart from terminal,
I see this and proceed to make another lane change into furthest left lane, bus continues to depart from terminal and passes both lanes in one motion, proceeding to hit my mid/back right-side, bus is shown occupying all three lanes in photos, indicative of double abrupt lane change (driver denies).
Driver clearly did not look before departing into 2nd lane, maybe he did for first-lane but there is no way you cannot see a vehicle in-front of you, 2 lanes to the left of your respective lane unless you are completely out to lunch.
TTC driving at first tries to argue yield rule applies, my logic is yielding should not apply as I am:
1. 2-Lanes away from departing bus
2. Passing/Past the TTC bus.
TTC supervisor shows up, takes statement, provides TTC insurance details, proceed to tow car, report accident etc.
Now I drive a 2013 Genesis coupe with damage likely in the neighbourhood of $6000-10000 (can't tell if any structural issue yet).
Car even if repaired will become a nightmare to sell, no one in their right mind would want $15,000-17,000 sports car with that large of an accident.
What are my options here? Don't feel like I should be penalized for this drivers mistake but any outcome seems like I am going to be at a loss financially.
Will include photos soon, any suggestions wanted and welcomed.