All it said was give way. Nothing more.
There were no lines anywhere. The sign was facing me
I assume that the police are not involved and you are asking about this for insurance purposes.
In cases like this the insurance company will normally settle on what is known as a knock for knock basis which means that you would each pay for your own damage. The reason for that is quite simply because it appears that the signage is defective and it wasn’t actually clear who had the right-of-way.
Whether that is how they would deal with it or not would come down to the actual layout and whether it would be apparent (particularly from photographs) that you were on the main road and the other person was coming out of a side road.
I’m sorry that this is bad news for you.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Even based upon your extra information, I still think that the insurance company would deal with this knock for knock unless you can prove that the signage was adequate (which seems unlikely) and that it clearly related to the other person and not to you. You said that the sign was facing you which doesn’t help you although because of the inadequacy of the sign I really don’t think it’s going to make much difference.
I’m sorry, I wish I could give you a more favourable answer based upon experience with insurance companies that is what’s likely to happen in a case like this when the facts and the layout are not particularly clear.
If you are adamant that this is your fault and the insurance company are intent on settling your claim on a knock but not basis, then you can always refer the matter to the Financial Ombudsman is a complaint about how the insurance company has dealt with this.
Can I clarify anything else for you?