Car Accidents

Why You Need a CA Attorney for an Auto Accident

If you’re the victim of an auto collision, you have options. A personal injury attorney or a property damages attorney can help you in pursuing legal action against the other driver. Contact us today to get in touch with an experienced attorney.

For every auto accident that occurs, the drivers involved could face legal consequences for neglectful or harmful behavior. Driving can be a dangerous activity, with some auto accidents resulting in personal injuries or even fatalities. A severe collision could cost the drivers hundreds or thousands of dollars in property damage; if they aren’t able to repair the vehicle in an auto shop, the owners may need to buy a new vehicle. There are also medical bills to contend with – people involved in an accident often need to visit a hospital or a medical care center for care. Because of the expensive nature of auto accidents, some choose to pursue legal action to pay for these matters. That’s where a Sweet Justice attorney comes in.

California Law for Auto Accidents

Every state has its own set of laws for dealing with car accidents, particularly in handling lawsuits. According to California law, all drivers are required to own auto insurance. If you live in California, be sure to carry proof of your insurance – either in a wallet or in the car. If you do get into an accident, the liability coverage from your insurance plan will pay for the following scenarios: a minimum of $15,000 for an injured or killed person, $30,000 for the injury or death of two or more people, and a $15,000 minimum for property damages to the vehicle.

Beyond that, the parties involved may decide to sue a driver for further financial compensation. In court, the judge will determine whether someone was at fault for the collision. California has a statute of limitations for these types of lawsuits; you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit, three years to file a property damage lawsuit, and six months to file a claim against a government agency.

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