Is this ACI co the one the writes your liability policy? They are the ones who really matter after the money part.
Yes, you should have looks both ways several times before moving. Yes, the co-worker deserves a beach slappin'.
There is also the "last clear chance of avoidance." Even if you have the ROW you cannot cause something reasonably avoidable. Like say you saw it coming and stopped, the other person should have reasonably be able to avoid- unless they were reckless or distracted.
Now, the way you can win- as if anyone really cared because this argument and the time to fight it is more costly than both the cars combined
She was driving recklessly! Not only was she going the wrong way but was going at an unsafe speed! Look at the three, yeas threee different panels that were damaged on the co-ed unt's auto. Do we need to subpoena her cell records because a witness #2 might have seen her driving one handed and looking down.
Anyway... imagine if a child were walking from out behind a car as she came racing around the corner at that speed. That speed that was so fast and careless that she dragged her car- with a bang and screeching across it, non-stop, for 8'. Thats 8' AFTER impact, as the chrome and steel cried out in agony before she could stop from this unnecessarily high speed It only takes 1 foot too far to kill a person so she was at least 4X as reckless as is acceptable! Backing out is slower than a person walking!
-Feet per sec? Distance she covered from time of looking one way to the other.
-Reckless she was!
Now, lets see the pics and see if it was your fault or not