California is NOT a no-fault state. Only a handful of states have no-fault car accident insurance and California is not one of them. We follow the traditional tort system, where injured individuals have the right to sue negligent parties for compensation.
Drivers are at fault when they ignore simple rules of safety. These include reckless driving, speeding, running a red light, failure to signal, driving under the influence and distracted driving. Not all personal injury suits are against the other driver; they can also be against the manufacturer of defective equipment or the party responsible for maintaining safe roadways.
California insurance usually provides UM coverage, for accidents involving uninsured and underinsured motorists. Work with your attorney to file a claim with your own insurance company to cover your losses.
If the auto accident involved negligence, you may be entitled to money for medical expenses, lost wages, disability or disfigurement and pain and suffering. There are additional compensations for family members in accidents that are fatal.
Contact our office to discuss your injury claim. We offer a free initial consultation where you can get honest answers to your questions and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at (916) 357-6767 or send us an email to schedule an appointment.