I was behind a car in the right lane of a four lane road (2 lanes each way) going about 30mph at a spot in the road where the road widens to three lanes, two lanes going straight and one lane a right turn only lane. The car in front of me remained in the right lane and I merged into what was becoming a right turn only lane. The right turn only lane does not have a white line designating it's a right trun lane until you pass a driveway entrance into the gas station. But there is clearly enough room on the far right to begin your preparation to turn right.
The other car without using turn signals turned in front of me and we collided. The other driver states the accident was my fault because I was not in a lane. He admits he did not use his turn signal.
Looks like about $1,200 damage to each vehicle.
Was I in the wrong because the white line designating right turn only was still about 15 yards in front of me?
Or was he wrong for turning in front of me and not using his turn signal;?