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How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident in California?

One of the most pressing concerns you’ll have after being involved in a car accident in California is whether you’re able to be compensated for your losses. An accident will leave victims with serious damages, including personal injuries, property damage, and even emotional trauma.

An important consideration for filing a car accident claim is the question of fault. When you can prove that the at-fault party caused your damages, you’re on the path to recovery. If you’re wondering how fault is calculated in a car accident in California, read on to find out about some of the relevant points. 

How Fault Is Determined for a Car Accident in California

Unlike the way insurance works in no-fault states, in California, a third-party found to be at fault for your accident will be obligated to pay your damages. In theory, these could be both economic and non-economic. But how is fault determined?

When dealing with an insurance company is necessary, you can bolster your claim with material evidence, including:

  • Crash reports
  • Medical bills
  • Car repair bills
  • Witness testimony
  • Picture or video evidence (if available)

If you’re unsure, a car accident lawyer in California can help you build the strongest case possible based on the facts of your accident claim. 

Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in California

You’ve been injured, and you deserve compensation. The Kindley Firm, APC, has a proven track record of winning favorable settlements and jury decisions for car accident victims in San Diego. 

Let us review your case for free. Call 619-550-1313 to speak to a California car accident lawyer today,  or fill out the form below with your contact information and a brief description of your case to set up an evaluation at your convenience. 



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